WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's)
The reach of the Copyright Act's first-sale doctrine, codified at 17 U.S. Code Section 109(a) , was debated November 8 th
by an eight-member panel of the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute over watches
lawfully manufactured abroad and sold domestically by a wholesale...
Circuit recently applied the first sale doctrine in a case involving free and unsolicited
promotional compact discs (CDs). The court held that because of the
distribution method, title to the promotional CDs was transferred to the
recipients, and an infringement action could not be based upon...