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Last post Author Topic: Selling Something? Go to Jail! That's copyright infringement... :-/  (Read 4976 times)

Tinman57

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First Sale Under Siege
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2013, 08:23:41 PM »
First Sale Under Siege -- If You Bought It, You Should Own It

The "first sale" doctrine expresses one of the most important limitations on the reach of copyright law. The idea is simple: once you've acquired a lawfully-made CD or book or DVD, you can lend, sell, or give it away without having to get permission from the copyright owner. But the copyright industries have never liked first sale, since it creates competition for their titles (you could borrow the book from a friend, pick it up at a library, or buy it from a used book seller on Amazon). Two legal cases now pending could determine the future of the doctrine.

https://www.eff.org/...it-you-should-own-it

Tinman57

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Patent Trolls Want You To Pay For Scanning Documents
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2013, 08:26:49 PM »
Scanning Documents? Patent Trolls Want You To Pay Up
Though 2012 brought us some much needed movement toward patent reform, it is clear that 2013 promises to provide many of the same patent troll follies of which we've already grown tired. For example, Ars Technica has profiled a particularly atrocious group of patent trolls who are demanding payments from small businesses for committing the egregious, shameful act of... scanning documents to email.

https://www.eff.org/...-trolls-want-you-pay

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Re: Selling Something? Go to Jail! That's copyright infringement... :-/
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2013, 08:33:48 PM »
The more they impose on our freedom online, the more I will pirate...end of.

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Re: Selling Something? Go to Jail! That's copyright infringement... :-/
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2013, 04:47:42 PM »
Good news: the Supreme court upheld the first sale doctrine (overturning the Second Circuit's ruling):

In its ruling, the Court held that neither the word “under” nor any other word in “lawfully made under this title" is meant to impose “a geographical limitation” on the copyright law. “The fact that the Act does not instantly pro­tect an American copyright holder from unauthorized piracy taking place abroad does not mean the Act is inapplicable to copies made abroad,” reads the decision. The ruling also specifically called out the submissions from “Library associations, used-book dealers, technology compa­nies, consumer-goods retailers, and museums,” who pointed out “various ways in which a geographical interpretation would fail to further basic constitutional copyright objectives, in particular “promot[ing] the Progress of Science and useful Arts.”

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Re: Selling Something? Go to Jail! That's copyright infringement... :-/
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2013, 08:51:18 PM »
Good news: the Supreme court upheld the first sale doctrine (overturning the Second Circuit's ruling):

WOO HOO!!!