US Supreme Court Decision on Importation of Books

April 11, 2013

The decision of the US Supreme Court on 19 March 2013 in Kirtsaeng v Wiley has sparked divided responses.

The decision allows importation into the US of books produced legitimately in other countries. See overview of decision, and comparison to position in Australia, here.

Comments from publishers:

From libraries:

  • First Sale Victory: Kirtsaeng v. Wiley (Georgia State University Library blog, 20 March 2013)
  • The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley on Libraries (Jonathon Brand, 2 April 2013)

And others: