Read the story by Lisa Shuchman about Kirtsaeng v. Wiley case:

“Last Monday, while most federal government offices and businesses were closed in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, it was business as usual at the U.S. Supreme Court, which was hearing arguments in Wiley v. Kirtsaeng—a copyright case that could change the fundamental view of property ownership in the United States.  Even after the oral arguments, however, it’s impossible to predict how the justices will rule in the high-stakes case. And lawyers on both sides say some issues will likely remain unresolved no matter what. So a diverse coalition, which includes library associations, museums, bookstores, and online retailers, has established the Owners’ Rights Initiative(ORI)—a group created to educate members of Congress about how changes to copyright law might affect them. ‘When you have a situation where there is lack of clarity in the law, the most likely outcome is that the issue will fall into Congress’s lap,’ said Andrew Shore, executive director of ORI.”

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  1. Virginia J Morelock

    Nov 08, 2012  at 4:41 pm

    College students have resold old textbooks for years to get money for the next semester’s books. This could play havoc with finances for students. And you know the companies who sold them will not buy them back!


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