Kansas Education Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can US students legally purchase international editions of textbooks?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Education Law for Kansas on
Answered on Jan 28, 2017
Will Blackton's answer
To answer your question: Yes, US students may legally purchase international editions of textbooks. It's really the -seller- of international textbooks that must invoke the first-sale doctrine to protect their activities, but the Supreme Court recently decided that they may.

You're looking for Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., which was decided more recently than 1998. Here is a link to the coverage of the case on SCOTUSBLOG:...

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