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Old 03-20-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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LXer: Supreme Court upholds first-sale doctrine in textbook resale case

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The importation of copyrighted goods made abroad has been an increasingly contentious issue in recent years. Easy access to Internet resale markets like eBay and Amazon have made it possible for a new breed of entrepreneurs to buy low and sell high in a wide array of areas. The Supreme Court handed these resellers a major victory today, issuing a decision [PDF] that makes it clear that the "first sale" doctrine protects resellers, even when they move goods across national boundaries.

Old 03-20-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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Glad to see that this is being posted. The content/tech industries have been trying to eliminate the concept of "sale". It is troubling that these industries assert that they can establish "law" by issuing Terms of Service (TOS) which if broken; constitute a "criminal" act by the consumer. Unfortunately this is only one small victory in blocking the avalanche towards the elimination of the consumer's property rights.

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