[A2k] Kirstaeng (parallel imnportation) recap

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Fri Oct 26 05:27:28 PDT 2012

Continuing the busy PIJIP event season - on Monday evening we will be
hosting an event on the Supreme Court argument in Kirstaeng, including
counsel from both sides in the case. This is a free and open to the
public event. You are cordially invited. 


Supreme Court Oral Argument Recap Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons

Monday, October 29, 2012


Room 603, American University, Washington College of Law

For Registration and More Info:


Supap Kirtsaeng helped to finance his doctorate in mathematics at the
University of Southern California by having friends and family send him
copies of textbooks sold at a lower price in Thailand and the selling
them in the United States.  Although these books were lawfully purchased
in Thailand, Kirtsaeng was sued by John Wiley & Sons sued for copyright


In this case, the Supreme Court revisits the relationship between the
Copyright Act's limits on importation of a copyrighted work without
permission and the first sale doctrine.  The Court divided evenly over
this issue in a 2010 case pitting Costco against Omega.


The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments the morning of October 29.
PIJIP is pleased to welcome Counsel of Record for Petitioner along with
counsel for amici Costo and Omega to discuss the case and the argument.


Nick Lenning - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Counsel for

Matthew McGill - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Counsel for Respondent
Eleonora Zlotnikova - Sam P. Israel P.C., Counsel for Petitioner
Ariel Lavinbuk - Robbins Russell, Counsel for amicus Costco, Inc., in
support of Petitioner
Aaron Panner - Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC Counsel
for amicus Omega, in support of Respondent

Peter Jaszi - American University Washington College of Law, Moderator



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