Monday, October 08, 2012

SCOTUS Calendar Reveals Craven Publishing Scheme

The article here chooses to emphasize one aspect of this case.

I'm interested in another.

...The case stems from Supap Kirtsaeng’s college experience. A native of Thailand, Kirtsaeng came to America in 1997 to study at Cornell University. When he discovered that his textbooks, produced by Wiley, were substantially cheaper to buy in Thailand than they were in Ithaca, N.Y., he rallied his Thai relatives to buy the books and ship them to him in the United States. 

He then sold them on eBay, making upward of $1.2 million, according to court documents....

Wiley, the publisher, stipulated that it sells books for different prices in different places.


I'm sure Wiley is a strong defender of "capitalism," right?

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