Scribner v. Straus

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Scribner v. Straus
Argued April 16, 1908
Decided June 1, 1908
Full case nameScribner v. Straus
Citations210 U.S. 352 (more)
28 S. Ct. 735; 52 L. Ed. 1094
Holding
Copyright holders did not have the statutory right to control the price of subsequent resales of lawfully purchased copies of their work.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Melville Fuller
Associate Justices
John M. Harlan · David J. Brewer
Edward D. White · Rufus W. Peckham
Joseph McKenna · Oliver W. Holmes Jr.
William R. Day · William H. Moody
Case opinion
MajorityDay, joined by a unanimous court

Scribner v. Straus, 210 U.S. 352 (1908), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held copyright holders did not have the statutory right to control the price of subsequent resales of lawfully purchased copies of their work.[1]

The court decided this case immediately after Bobbs-Merrill Co. v. Straus, which featured the same defendants, Isador Straus and Nathan Straus, being accused of copyright infringement for the same reason by a different company.[2] The result of Bobbs-Merrill Co. v. Straus held sway here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scribner v. Straus, 210 U.S. 352 (1908).
  2. ^ Bobbs-Merrill Co. v. Straus, 210 U.S. 339 (1908).

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