Statement by Stephen M. Smith, Wiley’s President & CEO Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kirtsaeng v John Wiley & Sons
Hoboken, N.J., March 19, 2013 — We are disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided in favor of Supap Kirtsaeng and overturned the Second Circuit’s ruling. It is a loss for the U.S. economy, and students and authors in the U.S. and around the world.
Wiley wants to thank the many organizations, companies, and individuals who filed Amicus briefs and spoke publicly and privately in support of our position.
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Association of American Publishers
Business Software Alliance
Motion Picture Association of America and Recording Industry Association of America
Professor Hugh C. Hansen
Software and Information Industry Association
Text and Academic Authors Association