Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Supreme Court Appears Divided on Copyright Case Affecting Libraries and Publishers; Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/29/12
Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education; Supreme Court Appears Divided on Copyright Case Affecting Libraries and Publishers: "The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday morning in a key copyright-infringement case, with justices asking pointed questions about the resale and reuse of protected works. Many of the questions homed in on possible consequences for individual buyers as well as libraries and other institutions, but did not suggest which way the court was leaning. The outcome of the lawsuit, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons (No. 11-697), has significant implications for publishers, academic libraries, and almost anyone who resells, lends, or displays copyrighted material made and bought outside the United States. The case centers on a dispute over textbooks produced by Wiley for foreign markets."