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Journal Journal: History known to the Web 4

I suspect strongly that this is due to copyright laws, but it's kind of a weird effect I've seen in Google, Wikipedia, and other search engines on the web. Stuff that happened in the real world before 1950 is generally on the web, if it was previously recorded on paper at all. Stuff that happened in the real world after 1998 is almost certain to be covered on the web if it hit any major news source, usually covered from a variety of angles. Stuff that happened int he real world after 2000 wil
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Submission + - An Ebay Sale is a Sale

syousef writes: An Ebay Sale is a Sale says an Australian New South Wales State Judge in a case where a man tried to reneg on the Ebay sale of a 1946 World War II Wirraway aircraft. The seller tried to reneg because he'd received an offer $100,000 greater than the Ebay sale price elsewhere. The buyer who had bid the reserve price of $150,000 at the last minute took him to court. "It follows that, in my view, a binding contract was formed between the plaintiff and the defendent and that it should be specifically enforced," Justice Rein said in his decision. All dollar figures are in AUD.

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