posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 02:39 PM
After page two no one reads these so This reply is for my own venting benefit
1. To those who say this can never happen, please wake up. It does happen. Granted some items such as software are currently easier to control resale
of with licensing. But as we move into more and more things we use today utilizing software to some degree, whose to say this does not set precedent?
Wanna sell a car? Car's have computers. They utilize intellectual property. What is stopping a car company from licensing that for one use only? You
need to pay us for a new license and we will unlock the computer. Hell, the government already has a hand in resale of cars with taxes. Think about
how pliable Washington would be if they saw the dollar signs of a controlled resale environment. New taxes (i.e. free money) across the board! Hot
2. To those who say this involves only items manufactured overseas, sure. What isn't manufactured overseas either completely or in parts? To profit
from not only the initial purchase but all subsequent resales of an item is something corporations will embrace in about 2 seconds. Especially when
the taxpayer pays to enforce it. Granted this law may not be currently interpreted as broadly as that but with the promise of hugely increased
profits, how many lawyers and lobbyists do you think will descend upon the courts and Washington to help 'expand' the definition? Like they are not
3. To those who say this deals with a very small portion of the economy and few Americans, you are delusional. Because of those who have thought like
this in the past, is why we are at this point today. You and your ilk are loved and adored by those who view you as stupid cattle. Yes Moo-Cow,
Corporations are people and money is free speech and putting together 2 and 2 is paranoia.
4. How would this affect retailers? They purchase factory direct for arguments sake. They sell someone else's proprietary property to you. When you
resell this stuff, you would pay a fee, in theory, to the manufacturer, not the seller. How long do you think that will go over big?