Book publishers are addressing enormous challenges worldwide in the protection of intellectual property. Their critical efforts include securing copyrighted works against unauthorized use in print and electronic formats, protecting the integrity and use of copyrighted works in the digital environment and developing viable compensation.
US Publishers File Amicus Brief in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley (press release)
The Association of American Publishers today filed an amicus brief in the case of Kirtsaeng v. Wiley in the United States Supreme Court, urging it to uphold lower appellate court rulings which held that the unauthorized importation of textbooks acquired outside the US and made under foreign law for foreign markets infringed the exclusive rights of publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc as the books’ US copyright owner.
The Right of US Copyright Owners to Restrict Importation of Versions of Their Works Acquired Abroad and Made Under Foreign Law for Sale and Use in Other Countries
Book publishers are committed to defending the freedoms to read, write and publish across the U.S. and the world and are recognized as leaders in this critical effort.
The protection of intellectual property in all media, around the world, ranks among the publishing industry’s highest priorities.
Publishers serving schools and students in grades Kindergarten through 12 are addressing such issues as instructional materials adoption, funding and technology in the classroom.
These publishers, who are the nation’s leading developers of post-secondary course materials, are producing solutions that lead to student success.
The members of the PSP division publish, in print and electronic form, the vast majority of materials produced and used by scholars and professionals in science, medicine, technology, business, law and the humanities. These include books, journals, computer software, databases and CD-ROMs.