Supreme Court Will Hear Copyright Dispute Over Attorney Fees

(January 19, 2016, 9:16 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 15 granted certiorari in a longstanding dispute over the proper standard for an award of attorney fees under the Copyright Act (Supap Kirtsaeng, d/b/a Bluechristine99 v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 15-375, U.S. Sup.).

The case presented by petitioner Supap Kirtsaeng, doing business as Bluechristine 99, has been before the Supreme Court before. In March 2013, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, writing for a 6-3 majority, ruled against respondent John Wiley & Sons Inc. in finding that...
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