Costco v. Omega

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Nov 8, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
Vote
4-4
Author
Aff'd by a divided Court
Term

Holding: An equally divided Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit's holding that the first sale doctrine applies only to copyrighted items that are made and distributed in the United States. (Kagan, J. recused).

Plain English Holding: An equally divided Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit's holding that the "first sale' doctrine applies only to copyrighted items that are made and distributed in the United States. The Court's order establishes no precedent. (Kagan, J., recused)

Judgment: Affirmed by an equally divided Court on December 13, 2010. (Kagan, J., recused).

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