- Aug 17, 2005
I don't see how there could possibly be a legal basis for the copyright holder having any control over reselling products. After all, the whole idea is that they have a COPY right and reselling something doesn't involve making a copy. If they really do have control over a copy after you purchase it, basically they'd end up with a completely new right.
You mean those pesky copyright owners that continually get their bought and payed for congress to keep extending the length of copyrights,
Those copyright owners that in the 90's tried to ban the resale of used Cd's without their consent( piece of the sale),
Those same copyright holders that use the excuse of piracy to further erode your rights by passing more draconian laws just like those that use terrorism to take away your rights.
All they have to do is make you sign a Eula before activation or sale of the product waiving your ownership rights, just ask those farmers that bought seed from Monsanto.
I hope this comes to pass, because it might be the wakeup call for Americans who care more about Jersey Shore and other types of mindless entertainment instead of little things like their continuously eroding rights.