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Quality King Distrib. v. L'anza Research Int.

Docket No.: 96-1470
Argued: December 8, 1997
Decided: March 9, 1998

Topics:

17 U.S.C. 109, Economic Activity, copyright, trademark

Petitioner: Quality King Distrib.
Respondent: L'anza Research Int.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 98 F.3d 1109
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


523 U.S. 135 (1998)
Question:

Is section 602(a) of the Copyright Act of 1976, which gives the copyright owner the right to prohibit the unauthorized importation of copies, limited by the "first sale" doctrine?

Quality King Distrib. v. L'anza Research Int.
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 08, 1997

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Quality King Distrib., 0 vote(s) against
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