Will Current Economic Times Impact Copyright Law?


Bloomberg News reports on a case that pushes the legal membranes of copyright law. Omega produces a watch that retails for $1,995 (the MSRP, manufacturer’s suggested retail price). Costco was selling the same watch for $1,299, because they purchased the watches overseas for a price much less than what they could buy them wholesale in the U.S. In order to enforce the higher price, Omega has claimed copyright infringement.

 Based on her questions in argument, Justice Ginsburg (and probably others) may be linking this issue to outsourcing, which means the climate of depressed employment in this country may impact copyright law. 

 This is one to watch.


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