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Author Topic: The Supreme Court makes a rational decision!  (Read 1574 times)

wraith808

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The Supreme Court makes a rational decision!
« on: March 21, 2013, 07:36 AM »
Supreme Court rules against publisher on copyright protections. (via reuters)

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said U.S. copyright holders cannot block the resale inside the country of products they make elsewhere, a major case affecting the annual importation of tens of billions of dollars of gray market goods.

By a 6-3 vote, the country's highest court said the "first sale doctrine" applies to copies of a copyrighted work lawfully made abroad.

More at link, but I posted that part so I can say, I worry about the 3.

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The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld the award in August 2011, saying foreign copies can never be resold in the United States without permission of copyright owners. The Supreme Court ruling overturns the 2nd Circuit.

And I posted that part so I can say I worry about the 2nd Circuit court.

kyrathaba

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Re: The Supreme Court makes a rational decision!
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 06:32 AM »
I can't believe this post didn't generate more responses. The decision set a very important precedent.

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Re: The Supreme Court makes a rational decision!
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 06:37 AM »
The decision set a very important precedent.

+1

tomos

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Re: The Supreme Court makes a rational decision!
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 06:52 AM »
also +1
(I think it was mentioned/discussed-a-bit in another thread.)


What's the situation with products that aren't foreign-made?

TaoPhoenix

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Re: The Supreme Court makes a rational decision!
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 08:26 AM »
Does this apply to pharma meds?

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Re: The Supreme Court makes a rational decision!
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 03:30 PM »
Does this apply to pharma meds?
Probably doesn't matter - given patents and the FDA :)

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Re: The Supreme Court makes a rational decision!
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 06:10 PM »
Does this apply to pharma meds?

Isn't really relevant in the US since drug sales and use are already regulated by their own laws. Licenses are required to manufacture, sell, or dispense Rx drugs. And prescriptions are required to buy, consume, or even have them in your possession.
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