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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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