The days of selling things you own maybe over

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    Reality Check: Is SCOTUS Putting An End To "Personal" Property?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxZ1g3-2qKU]Reality Check: Is SCOTUS Putting An End To "Personal" Property? - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I was wondering why all the craigslist shoppers have slowed to a gotdamn crawl.

    I need to unload some unwanted shit.

    Where's a needy Obamabot when you need one?
     
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    This ruling could effect anything not made in the U.S.including homes if it's not totally constructed out of American made products, cars, firearms, clothing most shoes.
    This ruling will kill and put an end to flea markets, yard sales, estate sales.
     
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    I don't watch videos, anyone wanna summarize?
     
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    I did in the post before yours.
     
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    there goes e-bay
     
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    I can't watch the vid...WTF is it?
     
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    I'm laughing at all of you. You done been had.

    Here's the real deal, by example:

    Say you buy a CD made in the US by a record company with the necessary permits in the US. You can resell it.

    Say you buy the same CD made overseas by an overseas company that is not related to the US record company. Basically, the overseas version is a bootleg. It's an illegal copy. You're receiving stolen goods, so you can't legally own it, much less resell it.

    Say you buy a US CD, et cetera, and you make copies to sell - you're violating copyright, forging as it were , and can get hauled into court.

    This is not a new law it's been around since the late 1960s, at least.
     
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    From the National Law Review articley written by McDermott, Will & Emery:

    The gist of the case is this: Wiley and Sons sells the same textbook in Thailand that they sell here, but they charge Americans a LOT more for the same book. So a Thai student realized he could make more than a buck or two by having friends and family buy extra copies for his classmates, which he would then sell on eBay for less than they could be bought here.

    All books sold were lawfully acquired, authorized copies.

    Wiley and Sons screamed because they weren't able to gouge as many American consumers as they had been gouging, because the global marketplace allows individuals to import, buy, and sell at a profit.

    In other words, high-paying American jobs in engineering, manufacturing, and yes, publishing are being exported to other countries where corporate America can hire workers for less; but apparently corporate America doesn't think that We the People should also be able to similarly exploit the international economy. :eusa_hand:

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    From the National Law Review articley written by Rita Weeks, a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery:

    The gist of the case is this: Wiley and Sons sells the same textbook in Thailand that they sell here, but they charge Americans a LOT more for the same book. So a Thai student realized he could make more than a buck or two by having friends and family buy extra copies for his classmates, which he would then sell on eBay for less than they could be bought here.

    All books sold were lawfully acquired, authorized copies.

    Wiley and Sons screamed because they weren't able to gouge as many American consumers as they had been gouging, because the global marketplace allows individuals to import, buy, and sell at a profit.

    In other words, high-paying American jobs in engineering, manufacturing, and yes, publishing are being exported to other countries where corporate America can hire workers for less; but apparently corporate America doesn't think that We the People should also be able to similarly exploit the international economy. :eusa_hand:

    (IMO, Wiley and Sons should have stated in writing inside the books that they were not to be resold in the US, or outside the country of purchase. Similar "not to be resold" messages are often printed inside advance copies of books, or in textbooks intended for instructor use only.)

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