Supreme Court splits on copyright protections for imported goods

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday divided 4-4 [opinion, PDF] in Costco Wholesale Corp v. Omega, SA [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] on the issue of copyright protections for imported goods. The case presented the question of whether the first-sale doctrine [17 USC 109(a)], which provides that the owner of any particular copy "lawfully made under this title" may resell that good without the authority of the copyright holder, applies to imported goods…

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