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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 Pervius
I called Microsoft and they said they can see every computer on the Internet and they saw my legitimate Windows XP and they saw another computer using the same XP key so they disabled BOTH. Even tho mine was legit and the other one was some punk who used a key generator to create a key for his bootleg software.
Microsoft permanently disabled the software and I lost thousands of family photos, music, videos of the kids.
That's when I found out in Amerika, we have NO rights to property. My kids and our extended family have sworn off Microsoft and anything connected to them.
The computers now all have switches in the Bios to permanently disable their motherboards. Google "Intel vPro" or "Intel Insider". Microsoft crawled in bed with Phoenix Bios in 2003 to create hardware kill switches for them.
Originally posted by MyHappyDogShiner
I was reading this stuff somewhere else,I don't remember where.
This "Intellectual Property" stuff is getting outta hand.