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At present the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to rule on a case that will affect whether you can sell that iPad of yours, or any of dozens of other products, without first getting permission from scores of "copyright holders," The Atlantic magazine reported.
If the nation's highest court upholds rulings from lower federal courts on the matter, here are a few of the things that you have possibly done recently but will no longer be permissible:
-- Sold a first-generation iPad to someone on Craigslist, even if you initially bought it from a licensed Apple dealer;
-- Sold a used Omega watch on eBay so you could buy a better (new or used) Rolex at a local jewelry store;
-- Sold an "import CD" of a band whose album was only released overseas but was purchased legally there; ditto for a copy of a foreign novel that wasn't released in the U.S.;
-- "Sold your house to a willing buyer, so long as you sell your house along with the fixtures manufactured in China, a chandelier made in Thailand or Paris, support beams produced in Canada that carry the imprint of a copyrighted logo, or a bricks or a marble countertop made in Italy with any copyrighted features or insignia," The Atlantic reported.
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
reply to post by shaluach
There is no evidence to support the canard that the Supreme Court favors corporations over the People they serve. Indeed, the biggest goddamned lie perpetuated about the recent Supreme Court is that they "made corporations a person" in Citizens United of which they did not, and instead ruled in favor of the First Amendment which was a big win for the People.
Originally posted by AuirOverrun
Anyone else think democracy is starting to fail?
You are so brainwashed. The Citizens United ruling was a win for the people? Please! They DID make grant corporations personhood. The only good thing about that is that a lot of people who were thought conspiracy theories are stupid were able to see that elections are pretty much bought and paid for by the Elite.