In "The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley on Libraries" (PDF), Jonathan Band explains the recent copyright decision on the scope of the "first sale" doctrine, its context, and its likely consequences for libraries in the US. In short, the Supreme Court's opinion is a landmark victory that strengthens the legal foundation of library lending, and the Court's extensive reliance on the Library Copyright Alliance's amicus brief shows the importance of library engagement in policy debates. Continued vigilance will be necessary, Band explains, as rights holders disappointed with the Court's majority opinion could go to Congress for a change to the law.
- Reply Brief for Petitioner in Kirtsaeng v Wiley
- Costco v. Omega: Amicus brief in support of Costco
- Amici Curiae Brief in Support of Kirtsaeng
- The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in Costco v. Omega on Libraries
- Testimony of Peter Jaszi on H.R. 107, the Digital Media Consumers’ Rights Act (May 12, 2004)