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Vernor v. Autodesk (2010)

On October 12, 2010, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge in amicus brief (PDF) requesting an “en banc” review of the recent court decision concerning software licensing and the first sale doctrine.

On February 11, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance members joined the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Public Knowledge (PK), and US Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) in filing an amici curiae brief (PDF) asking the Court to affirm the lower court ruling, recognizing that a proper application of the first sale doctrine here requires a ruling in favor of Vernor’s right to resell the four AutoCAD CD-ROMs at issue.

On September 10, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued a decision that reversed the first sale doctrine ruling and remanded for further proceedings on the misuse of copyright claim. 



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