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Supreme Court Upholds First-Sale Rights of Foreign Bookseller

In a stunning blow to large publishers, the United States Supreme Court overturned two lower courts in determining that the copyright law did not prevent a Thai student-entrepreneur named Supap Kirtsaeng from buying cheaper, legally-obtained versions of various textbooks in Thailand, bringing them to the US, and then re-selling them to his fellow students here […]