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Archive: November 2011

Anticipating the Limits of the Misuse Doctrine

Posted by Paul Baillargeon on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Recall the Omega S.A. v. Costco case, which led to the 9th Circuit holding the first sale doctrine inapplicable for goods purchased overseas and later imported into the United States. Well, this case is still ticking, and a recent District Court ruling looks to be ripe for a whole new round of appellate review. After…

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Change on the Horizon: The Copyright Office Announces New Projects and Priorities

Posted by Jessica Hilliard on Thursday, November 10th, 2011

In late October, the Copyright Office announced the priorities and special projects it will be focusing on in the near future. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante described seventeen priorities and ten projects that will be explored over the next two years. The text of the Register’s paper can be accessed at www.copyright.gov/docs/priorities.pdf. Priorities Numerous priorities…

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