College Textbooks, Price Arbitrage, Copyright, Business Models, and More
Bellarmine Pre-Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 45-49, 2013
54 Pages Posted: 15 May 2013 Last revised: 16 May 2013
Date Written: May 14, 2013
This article is a commentary on the Wiley v. Kirtsaeng case and its remarkable effects on technology and content distribution and control. Further, how an enterprising grad student's money-making idea led to a Supreme Court case with impacts for creators, publishers, manufacturers, retailers and entertainment conglomerates. To the extent that copyright-protected goods are in digital form, content creators and publishers face notable challenges to their legacy business models as control shifts to users and monetization shifts to distributors.
Keywords: Copyright, redigi, aereo, first sale doctrine, grey market, exhaustion, innovation, arbitrage, publisher, creator, distributor, Supreme Court, Wiley, Kirtsaeng, price, arbitrage, textbooks, international, business model, internet, Ebay, Craigslist
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K20, K21, K29, K33, K49, O31, O32, O33, O34
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