Copyright Act

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The exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something.

Overview - U.S. Copyright ActGeneral

The U.S. Copyright Act, (codified at 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 - 810), is federal legislation which...


Supap Kirtsaeng, a Thai student who studied at American universities for several years, noticed during his studies that his American textbooks cost much more than the identical foreign editions available abroad. See John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v....


Petitioners, Reed Elsevier, Inc., et al. (“Reed Elsevier”), are publishers of electronic content, such as the New York Times Co. and archival database operators, such LexisNexis. See Brief for Petitioners, Reed Elsevier Inc., et al. at 4. Respondents,...