Exhaustion of Rights: Copyright and the First Sale Doctrine

Exhaustion of Rights: Copyright and the First Sale Doctrine

The U.S. Copyright Act grants to a copyright holder the right to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform, and display a copyrighted work. These rights of the copyright holder, however, are not unlimited. One controversial issue in the news recently has involved the first sale doctrine and the extent to which copyright holders can control a copyrighted work after the first sale of the article has transpired and the copyright holder is no longer the owner of the work.

eRA Information: eRA Commons & ASSIST Offline Overnight Saturday, March 23

eRA Commons and ASSIST will be offline overnight during the weekend of March 23-24, as eRA upgrades a specialized database that stores user names and passwords for user authentication. 

The upgrade is designed to improve recent log-in issues with eRA programs experienced by users. 

eRA Commons and ASSIST will be unavailable starting at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23 until 5 a.m. Sunday, March 24. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience.   

May 2013 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Training

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee announces the availability of training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.   

This training opportunity involves two components:


The question of how sequestration will impact our research programs is, as yet, largely unanswered.  The political process has been unable to reach compromise and across-the-board budget cuts have been initiated. Across the Federal government, approximately $85 billion in budgetary resources have been canceled. 

Sequestration Resource Center - Online Resource with Latest Info from OMB, Federal Agencies, Congress

The Sequestration Resource Center, an online resource created by SRA International, has up-to-date information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), federal agencies, and Congress regarding implementation and the potential impact of the forced budget cuts now in effect.  It is continuously updated as information becomes available.

NASA Statement re: Impact of the Sequester

NASA has released the statement copied below regarding the impact of the forced budget cuts on its awardees.


Dear Contractor, Grantee, or Agreement Participant:

This communication is being sent to all the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contract, grant, cooperative agreement, and Space Act agreement holders.

DOE Statement re: Impact of the Sequester

The Department of Energy (DOE) has released the statement copied below regarding the impact of the forced budget cuts on its awardees.


National Institutes of Health Operations Under the Sequester

Dr. Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH, posted the message below to her blog.


National Science Foundation (NSF) FastLane System Enhancements


Beginning March 18, 2013, the NSF will enhance the FastLane System to begin automated compliance checking for all required sections of full proposals. This will bring NSF systems in line with long-standing proposal preparation requirements as outlined in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (Chapter II.C.2 of the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)). Preliminary proposals are not affected by this system enhancement.

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region 1 Spring Meeting

The Program Committee is pleased to announce that the preliminary program, early bird registration, and hotel reservations websites are now available for the NCURA Region I Spring Meeting to be held April 29 – May 2nd, 2013 at the Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH. 

 Spring Meeting Registration:  Early Bird Registration $425, through April 5th; Full Registration $495, April 6th onward.


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