[A2k] March 21: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons: Discussion, CLE & Live Webcast

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Mon Mar 18 09:22:05 PDT 2013

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: Discussion with Counsel for Parties and Amici

Thursday, March 21


Room 602, American University Washington College of Law

For Registration, Live Webcast, CLE and More Info: click here <http://www.pijip-impact.org/events/kirtsaeng-v-wiley/> 



Supap Kirtsaeng helped to finance his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Southern California by having friends and family send him textbooks they purchased in Thailand for resale in the United States through eBay.  Although these books were lawfully purchased in Thailand, Kirtsaeng was sued by John Wiley & Sons for copyright infringement.


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


Arguments were heard in October 2012. This spring,  PIJIP is pleased to welcome Counsel of Record for Petitioner along with Counsel for amici, to discuss the case, the oral argument, and the implications of the case going forward.


5:45 pm                Reception


6:00 pm                Welcome – Michael Carroll, Washington College of Law


6:10 pm                Discussion Panel – Peter Jaszi, Washington College of Law, Moderator

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

Allan Adler – Association of American Publishers

Brandon Butler – Association of Research Libraries

Jonathan Band – policybandwidth 


7:10 pm                Q&A


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