Monday, October 29, 2012

First Sale Doctrine at risk

The Supreme Court is hearing a case that could affect whether we are all allowed to resell products we bought, or even customize or personalize them. The First Sale doctrine allows you to sell items you bought after they are have been sold by a retailer or manufacture. Without this you would need to obtain permission from every individual  manufacturer if you want to modify or sell something you legal bought and paid for.

Sounds crazy, but its true.

Check out an article from the EFF about the issue:

Or take action and contract congress and let them know how you feel about this!

You've Been Owned: Stand Up For Digital First Sale