Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Wednesday the Court hears oral arguments in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Ronald Mann previewed the case for us.

Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on October 3, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1421 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: Whether the owner of a copyright in a work, by granting a limited license, can withhold ownership of particular copies of that work and thus deprive the public of (1) the right to “sell or otherwise dispose” of those copies under § 109(a) of the Copyright Act and (2) as to computer programs, the right to make additional copies that are essential steps in the program's use under § 117(a) of the Copyright Act.

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