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Collins Comments on Kirtsaeng V. Wiley Copyright Case


Location: Washington, DC

Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) released the below statement following the Supreme Court's recent 6-3 decision to side with a former student in a copyright case regarding publishing and e-commerce:

"The Supreme Court's ruling in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley raises concerning questions about the future of U.S. copyright law," Collins said. "Many industries and businesses in Georgia rely on strong copyright protections to create jobs and invest in our local economies, including the established and exclusive right to import in to the United States. When a U.S. business harnesses innovation and creativity to develop a product, they should have certainty their copyrighted work will be protected against unauthorized importation of foreign products.

"As a Member of the House Judiciary Committee, I look forward to discussing the need for strong copyright protections with the Register of Copyrights at a subcommittee hearing tomorrow afternoon."

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