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  Corporate Control Extended  
  
I suggest this, among other things, things, is really what the music copyright bullsh*t is all about...or not. Either way, it´s f*cked up (in my opinion). Read on

"Let´s say a relative gave you an imported Omega watch over the holidays. It´s a nice piece, but it´s not exactly your style, so after agonizing over the issue for the appropriate number of months, you decide to sell it over eBay.

Not so fast. Thanks to a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, that might not be so easy. In fact, the store that sold it, Costco, shouldn´t have sold it in the first place, the court recently ruled, because the doctrine of "First Sale" has limits. Section 109 of the Copyright Act says that a copyright owner of a product has the sole initial right to distribute it. Then the subsequent buyers have the right to "to sell or otherwise dispose of the possession of that copy"—in other words, sell it again....."

http://arstechnica.com/...
 
 From: tuogh     07/12/2010 05:57 PM     
  Sheesh  
  
Everybody has had to become a criminal thanks to idiotic copyright laws. Everything we do is now illegal.
 
  by: Lurker     07/12/2010 06:37 PM     
  Wait  
  
OK, this is bad enough, but think about this part: "otherwise dispose of the possession of that copy ..."

Does that mean they claim the right to dictate how you *throw it away*?!

 
  by: Ben_Reilly     07/13/2010 10:05 PM     
  Oh yeah  
  
Must be disposed of in a clean, safe manner. Please contact your distributor so they may charge you a disposal fee.

that´s great! This is why Lawyers are so abundant and so rich. Maybe I should have taken my high school counselor´s advice and went to law school.
 
  by: moxpearl   07/14/2010 03:03 PM     
  @Mox  
  
And we are talking about a watch here, not hazmat. If I´m sick of my watch, I´m going to toss it in the garbage and if Omega doesn´t like it, they can kiss my Omega ...
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     07/14/2010 08:49 PM     
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