EFF: Your right to sell, lend books and music to others under threat

EFF: Your right to sell, lend books and music to others under threat.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/12/jGRQCR.jpg[/newsimage]The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has posted a blog on their website about the right to sell and lend your bought books, CDs and DVDs  to others.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/eff-your-right-to-sell-lend-books-and-music-to-others-under-threat-64550/](http://www.myce.com/news/eff-your-right-to-sell-lend-books-and-music-to-others-under-threat-64550/)


Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.

Personally, Ii would hope this is a no-brainer. I would think that this would be protected under the first-sale doctrine. Of course, the one who wins these things is the usually the one who has the most expensive lawyers. So, we’ll have to wait and see.

I wonder if the publisher knows that they are jeopardizing the right to re-sell? I wouldn’t put it past them.

This is starting to feel colonial.

“I claim that whatever’s in your hands, under your feet, in the name of the Holy AppStore! Now pay me. And keep paying me.”

The next step will be “And give me everything else, too, or else I’ll affect your credit rating and every other on-line capability.”

Ask any englishman who owns a house in London, yet has to pay "land rent"
to the lord mayor of london.

Of course the situation was not much different here in the U.S. of A. where I used to live.

On the house that cost $3100 to build in 1895 and my father paid $17,000 for in 1964 and eventually sold for $130,000 was costing $11,000 in property taxes per year in 1995.

And people believe they “own” things…

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[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2663701]Ask any englishman who owns a house in London, yet has to pay "land rent"
to the lord mayor of london.

Of course the situation was not much different here in the U.S. of A. where I used to live.

On the house that cost $3100 to build in 1895 and my father paid $17,000 for in 1964 and eventually sold for $130,000 was costing $11,000 in property taxes per year in 1995.

And people believe they “own” things…

AD[/QUOTE] You are correct Allan, I bought a home when my son was born in 1992 and the Property taxes were 3,000USD, now they are over 10,000USD a year , luckily for me I am over 66 so I am entitled to the Senior Citizen Tax Freeze, as of the time I was 66 my taxes cannot grow.