May 24, 2022

Oral Arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons (Text Transcript and Press Roundup)

UPDATE 11/2/12: Audio of Oral Arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is now available online. Stream or download.

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Although most of DC was shut down yesterday (including the Federal Government) because of storm, oral arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc first sale case did take place yesterday at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The full text (65 pages; PDF) provided by SCOTUS is available here. We’ve also embedded a copy below. We will update this post with the audio when it becomes available.


+ Justices Consider the Horribles in Kirtsaeng (via ARL Policy Blog)

+ Supreme Court Appears Divided on Copyright Case Affecting Libraries and Publishers (via The Chronicle of Higher Education)

+ High court hears argument in Thai student’s appeal in copyright case with global implications (via AP)

+ Justices Weigh Case on Imported Textbooks (via NY Times)

+ Supreme Court seeks a way around “perpetual copyright” on foreign goods (via ars technica)

+ Supreme Court weighs protection against gray market imports (via Reuters)

+ A Parade of Horribles: Supreme Court Justices Consider the Limits of First Sale in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley

Supreme Court Oral Augument: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Transcript)

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.