Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Get HideMyAss! VPN, PC Mag's Top 10 VPNs of 2016 for 55% off for a Limited Time ×
The Courts

Submission + - Could Selling Your Computer One Day Be a Criminal Offense? (zeropaid.com)

Dangerous_Minds writes: The Atlantic is reporting that the Supreme Court will decide later this year whether or not re-selling a product that is manufactured outside the US could be a violation of copyright law. Apparently, a lower court ruled that this would be a violation of copyright law due to the wording of first-sale doctrine. Demand Progress is not happy about this saying that sites like Craigslist and eBay will be undermined should the Supreme Court agree with the lower court ruling. ZeroPaid is wondering: if the Supreme Court agrees with the lower courts ruling and the TPP is later ratified, could that mean that selling things like your personal computer one day be a criminal offense?
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Could Selling Your Computer One Day Be a Criminal Offense?

Comments Filter:

"Show business is just like high school, except you get paid." - Martin Mull

Working...