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March 19, 2013

Statement by Stephen M. Smith, Wiley’s President & CEO Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kirtsaeng v John Wiley & Sons

Hoboken, N.J.

We are disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided in favor of Supap Kirtsaeng and overturned the Second Circuit’s ruling.  It is a loss for the U.S. economy, and students and authors in the U.S. and around the world.


Wiley wants to thank the many organizations, companies, and individuals who filed Amicus briefs and spoke publicly and privately in support of our position.

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of American Publishers
  • Business Software Alliance
  • LicenseLogic, LLC
  • Motion Picture Association of America and Recording Industry Association of America
  • Omega S.A.
  • Professor Hugh C. Hansen
  • Software and Information Industry Association
  • Text and Academic Authors Association

 

Link to Statement by Association of American Publishers on behalf of the industry: http://publishers.org/press/98/

 

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