>> Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Court’s busy agenda this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability to resell everything from your grandmother’s antique furniture to your iPhone 4. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then sell things like electronics, books, artwork and furniture as well as CDs and DVDs, without getting permission from the copyright holder of those products. .....Put simply, though Apple has the copyright on the iPhone and Mark Owen does on the book “No Easy Day,” you can still sell your copies to whomever you please whenever you want without retribution. That’s being challenged now for products that are made abroad and if the Supreme Court upholds an appellate court ruling it would mean that the copyright holders of anything you own that has been made in China, Japan or Europe, for example, would have to give you permission to sell it. <<http://www.marketwatch.com/story/your-right-to-resell-your-o...This sort of idiocy is how black markets start.arrete
The problem wouldn't be selling your iPhone, but rather the apps, music files, purchased videos, etc. loaded on it. The answer to that is simple: wipe the phone first.It has always been an issue really. Anyone who bought a computer with a Windows operating system and other software (like Office) was buying non-transferable licenses for all that software. You never owned it, you simply bought the right to use it for yourself. If you gave away or sold that computer with that software on it to someone else you were technically breaking the law. It's software piracy.
The problem wouldn't be selling your iPhone, but rather the apps, music files, purchased videos, etc. loaded on it. The answer to that is simple: wipe the phone first.-----------------I don't think that's what the article was talking about. It was talking about the physical item. Included is art, furniture, and books.arrete
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