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MaynardKrebs
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The Supremes will rule in this case....

....which will have "trickle down" effects on smartphones and indeed every other non-USA manufactured device

Note: no decision has been rendered yet in this case.

Justices Weigh Case on Imported Textbooks
»www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/busin···oks.html

The general rule for products made in the United States is that the owners of particular copies can do what they like with them. If you buy a book or record made in the United States, for instance, you are free to lend it or sell it as you wish. The question for the justices was whether that rule, called the first-sale doctrine, also applies when the works in question were made abroad.

The answer turns on a phrase in the Copyright Act, which appears to limit the first-sale doctrine to works “lawfully made under this title.” The lower courts said that textbooks manufactured outside the United States cannot have been made under American law and so remained subject to the control of the owner of the copyright.


skeechan
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So this means GM can tell you whether or not you can resell your truck since it was made in Canada. Great.

MaynardKrebs
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said by skeechan:

So this means GM can tell you whether or not you can resell your truck since it was made in Canada. Great.

And any car manufacturer can prohibit you from 'tuning' the engine computer to alter any parameter which can improve performance.

They could even claim that installing OEM or aftermarket parts is not allowed.

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
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much more then just that. Think must go to dealer for any work on the car and you can't even do a DIY oil change.

And if they want to real dicks you must only buy the gas we say to.


skeechan
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The student wasn't "tuning" or otherwise changing books. Simply importing them and reselling them. If that can be prohibited, so can reselling an imported car.


JakCrow

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said by skeechan:

The student wasn't "tuning" or otherwise changing books. Simply importing them and reselling them. If that can be prohibited, so can reselling an imported car.

Or an imported anything for that matter.

Kearnstd
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I would not want to be the police chief that has to send my officers away from real cop work to chase down people selling Hondas on Craigs List.
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