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Supreme Court to decide if first sale doctrine permits importation of foreign-made copyrighted works without authorization

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • April 27 2012

The “first sale doctrine” in copyright law permits the owner of a lawfully made copy of a copyrighted work to sell or dispose of that copy as it sees fit

Restoration of copyright in foreign works passes constitution muster

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • January 31 2012

In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upholding a federal law that restored copyright protection to foreign works that had entered the public domain in the U.S

Restoration of copyright in foreign works passes constitutional muster

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • January 27 2012

A 1994 statute extended U.S. copyright protection to foreign works previously unprotected in the United States, removing an estimated “millions” of foreign works from free, public domain availability