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Supreme Court Hears Copyright Dispute Over First-Sale Doctrine

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The reach of the Copyright Act's first-sale doctrine, codified at 17 U.S. Code Section 109(a), was debated Nov. 8 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 warehouse chain ( Costco...

9th Circuit Denies Copyright Protection To Actress Tricked Into Video Blaspheming The Prophet Mohammed

In an opinion issued on May 18, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a federal district court’s denial of an actress’s motion for a preliminary injunction that would have required Google to remove the film “Innocence of Muslims ” from Youtube. The...