Sunday, July 25, 2010

Important "First Sale" Doctrine Case

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento discusses a Peter Hirtle post discussing what could be an enormously important copyright decision that not enough people are discussing. Under the Ninth Circuit's decision in Costco v. Omega, the owner of a foreign-made artwork still under copyright cannot display it in public without the copyright owner's consent. The case is now before the Supreme Court. The American Intellectual Property Law Association's amicus brief in the case is here.