It is because he was a cop
Nope.. This has happened before, it will happen again. There's a substantial cultural skein in this country that thinks feeling threatened should be enough to jail the cause. Judges, fortunately, still know that thoughts are not crimes. Expressing thoughts is not a crime. Desires are not crimes. Expressing desires is not a crime. Somebody claiming they feel threatened by you does not constitute you making a threat. Making a threat is a crime. Somebody saying "if Obama shows up, somebody's going to shoot him" is not a crime. Substituting "if Obama shows up, I hope somebody shoots him" is not a crime. It's asinine, things in that vein are commonly expressed by people so deeply gulled, so utterly out of touch with reality, that I regard them as insane on the subject. But expressing those desires just makes them idiot children, not criminals.
If you purchase a copy, you own that copy and retain all first-sale rights.
Could you offer a link, where this legal quirk is convincingly explained?
You got told copyright trumps first sale and you actually _believed_ it?
109 . Limitations on exclusive rights: Effect of transfer of particular copy or phonorecord (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106(3), the owner of a particular copy or phonorecord lawfully made under this title, or any person authorized by such owner, is entitled, without the authority of the copyright owner, to sell or otherwise dispose of the possession of that copy or phonorecord. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, copies or phonorecords of works subject to restored copyright under section 104A [doesn't apply, chase the link yourself.]
First sale was settled in 1908 by the Supreme Court, and it's been statute law since copyright was codified in 1976. Anyone who claims to know anything at all about copyright and feeds you that line is playing you for a chump.
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Really not seeing anything to support PP's description here. Devil may be in details elsewhere, but PP chose to link this as "support". PP's description of what this FAQ says is simple falsehood.
Because it's widely understood that if anyone competent _really_ wants to kill the President, they're going to do it.
[...] the _definition_ of crime is based on law, not morals or[...]
This is extremely misleading. Crime's second meaning is rendered in dictionaries as some variation on "a grave offense, especially against morals".
The combination of the two meanings could be fairly rendered as "behavior which should be punishable under criminal statute law".
Denial of that has been showing up in quite a few places recently. Attempting to legislate morals is an attempt to make children of us all, under the stern but loving gaze of Our Father the State, but all the same criminal acts are just that, profoundly immoral, whether or not anybody's written a law against them yet.