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First Sale is Affirmed by the Supreme Court
March 20, 2013

The Supreme Court issued its opinion, on March 19, 2013, in a case heard last fall that has implications for higher education.  The question before the Court was -  How do Section 602(a)(…

Supreme Court Cases of Interest to the Higher Education Community
October 3, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court began its fall term on Monday, October 1, 2012.  Among the array of cases it has agreed to hear, two are of interest to the higher education community.  The first of thes…

First Sale and the Supreme Court: A Case to Watch
July 10, 2012

The Supreme Court will hear a case in the fall that has implications for higher education.  The question before the Court is -  How do Section 602(a)(1) of the Copyright Act, which proh…

Supreme Court to Hear Case on First Sale of Imported Textbooks
April 20, 2012

The Supreme Court agreed on April 16, 2012 to hear a case on whether an overseas purchaser of a copyrighted work may resell it in the U.S. without the copyright holder’s permission. The pe…

The Public Domain Shrinks as the Supreme Court Decides
January 27, 2012

Last week, January 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a copyright case that has broad implications for educators who use or perform musical works.  In Golan, et al., v. Holder t…

U.S. Supreme Court Releases Decision in United States vs. Jones - Warrant Required for GPS Tracking
January 23, 2012

Today, the United States Supreme Court released a decision that is being hailed as a victory for personal privacy. See: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/10-1259.pdf …