Which outcome would be worse for the U.S. government, Justice Samuel Alito asked Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart: the limitations placed on uses of copyrighted goods if the court ruled that the first-sale doctrine applies only to goods manufactured in the U.S., “or the frustration of market segmentation” that would occur if the court ruled that the doctrine applies to goods manufactured abroad? “The consequence that all foreign-made goods, even if imported into the United States with the authorization of the U.S. copyright owner, are subject to continuing licensing requirements, etc. … would be worse than the frustration of market segmentation,” Stewart replied.  Washington Internet Daily, October 30, 2012. Vol 13. No. 210, pp.2

 






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