05/09/2014 09:45 am ET Updated May 09, 2014

Law Professors Defend Students' Right To Sell Used Textbooks

Responding to a campaign by law professors, a leading legal publisher said on Thursday that its new casebook-publishing program would not threaten students’ ability to buy and sell used textbooks.

The professors feared that Casebook Connect, a new offering from Wolters Kluwer’s Aspen Law imprint, would be a step toward the eradication of students’ first-sale rights, which allow book owners to do whatever they please with their copies of a book, including sell it. After the professors gathered more than 300 signatures on an online petition, the company responded to their concerns.

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