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Imposition of Costs in IP Disputes: US Supreme Court Provides Valuable Guidance

One of the most significant American decisions in the sphere of copyright law in recent times was delivered by Justice Breyer in 2013 in the case of Kirtsaeng versus John Wiley and Sons. As Shamnad Sir noted on this blog, the American Supreme Court held that the first sale doctrine, which states that the purchaser of a copyrighted work is free to sell/distribute the work in any way he deems fit, applies internationally and has no geographical limitations. On this…

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