Did the Supreme Court Endanger International Distribution Networks? Prof. Doris Estelle Long Explores the Issue

Posted April 25, 2013 by

April 23 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

In its recent decision, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court charted new waters by establishing the groundwork for what may become the future of international distribution networks—international exhaustion.

Briefly, Kirtsaeng involves a relatively simple plan by a medical student to finance his education by importing and selling in the U.S. the foreign-published editions of various U.S. copyrighted textbooks.

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