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Originally posted by fnpmitchreturns
If the guy was actually buying used text books from people who used them or did the guy have his relatives go to the tore and buy them new and then jut send them to him to resell.
I understand both sides of this suit. I think the guy has crossed the line when new items are purchased in other countries and reshipped and exported to be sold locality here in the USA. On the other hand he could be getting legit used books not recycled new purchases which is ok with me.....
I see the problem being not with the guy but with the overseas distributors who sold the books without an export license to prevent this type of "commercial piracy" ........
I don't think this is any comparison to this and for example Ebay. However, I could this law being twisted by corporate America to create a "rental-for-life" society so this is a dangerous precedent in the making.
Originally posted by bigyin
I'm not in or from USA but I didnt know whether to laugh or cry at reading this article
It could become illegal to resell your iPhone 4, car or family antiques
Basically it is saying that, if the law is passed, anybody would not be able to sell their possessions if they were made outside of US without first getting permission from the manufacturer.
I know this sort of thing has been raised before, especially with firms like Sony who hate it when second hand dvd's are sold, because they see it as them losing a sale.
But I had no idea that there was a move to apply the 'logic' to everything else.
As the article says, the first thing that will happen is that all manufacturing will be moved out of US to provide the owners with the new powers.
In my opinion it's sheer madness and just another Big Corporation idea to control us even more.
Originally posted by Labrynth2012
Laws passed outside the UsA are of no concern to us because they DO NOT apply to us.
Originally posted by _BoneZ_
If it does, it will only be on the scale that you can't buy something cheap from another country and re-sell it in the U.S. That is the jist of this court case.
Originally posted by Hillarie
What would they do if everyone just ignored this law and sold their stuff. It's their stuff. People have to stop following these stupid laws.
Originally posted by bloodreviara
this is an argument, in reality, over whether or not you own something you
buy or not, now the copyright BS always bugged me anyway but this
is taking it to the next level, complete insanity, also realistically
its just not enforceable.
they really do actually want to maintain ownership of things these days
don't they? where does that end i wonder?
no more car ownership, only lease, no more tv that's yours to do with
as you please, im tired of things like this, if you sell it to me i believe
you lose all rights to say what i can and cant do with it as its
no longer yours, if they wanna keep it then well they can but
i sure as H E double hockey sticks will not buy.
i will let my money do the talking here and avoid any company that
participates in this like the plague, time to do some consumer research.
i already have a few blacklisted products because those companies
believed they could dictate what we can and can not do with our purchases.