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First Sale Fast Facts for Libraries

Last Updated on January 23, 2013, 1:58 pm ET

If you read this blog (or follow me on Twitter), you’ve probably at least heard of the “first sale doctrine.” Maybe you’ve heard about the Supreme Court case Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons, and that it might affect library lending, but the details seem complex and technical. The Library Copyright Alliance has published a one-page summary, “First Sale Fast Facts for Libraries,” that gives you the key information you need to know to understand the first sale doctrine and what’s at stake in the Kirtsaeng case. Check it out here: First Sale Fast Facts for Libraries (PDF).