US Supreme Court case may affect your rights—act now!

Author James Mash 4.10.2012. | 15:06

eBay Main Street, a  grassroots organization of eBay members taking action to promote smart government policy and protect the rights and interests of ecommerce sellers like you, is working to protect an entrepreneurial eBay seller who will be at the center of a case in front of the US Supreme Court later this month. This eBay seller, a student putting himself through college by selling authentic books that he legally purchased, was challenged by a publisher clinging to an old business model that relies on restricting trade to geographic borders.

An upcoming Supreme Court case, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, involves an eBay seller who was sued by a textbook publisher for reselling books. The seller, a graduate student and entrepreneurial seller, sold the books to help cover tuition expenses. These were legitimate books that the book publisher manufactured overseas — they were not counterfeit, pirated, or stolen. Yet, the publisher is trying to use U.S. copyright law to stop the book sales and make the seller pay $600,000 in damages – more than 15 times what he made from selling the books.

The outcome of this case could have significant implications for your rights as a seller.

Learn more and let your voice be heard!

 

Source: Citizens for Ownership Rights Collecting Petition Signatures to Protect Rights to Resell | eBay Inc. Main Street.

Author James Mash 4.10.2012. | 15:06
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