questionshave you heard about this push to make it illegal…

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It is interesting, but I doubt it would ever become a law. It would severely hurt Amazon, eBay, and several other multimedia retailers.

As is piracy and the like is high, but can you imagine what it would be like if it was not legal to purchase 100% legit movies?

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@hackman2007: Unfortunately I think you're underestimating the amount of power that big business exerts in cases like this. You also have to take into consideration that the majority of the current SCOTUS is very much right leaning conservatives. So sadly, I think this young man is screwed.

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This would make it even more insanely expensive for like 90% of college students. This will disproportionately affect the poor rather than people trying to make a quick buck.

I agree with @hackman2007: People think piracy is bad now? Say goodbye to every brick and mortar out there if this re-selling gets prohibited.

Although, it looks like it applies strictly to purchasing books overseas and re-selling them in the US. Hopefully, the justices will use judicial restraint and limit their decision based on importing books and re-selling them on US soil rather than books purchased in the US and re-sold/traded/bartered on US soil.

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I want to get thrown in prison for having a yard sale. That would be priceless.
"So what did you do?"
"Yard-selling illicit items...yeah, that was me"

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@iggz: Good point but the intent of a law and the actual way a law is interpreted and implemented is not always the same.
One of my customers is a doctor and his friend is a State Representative. The doctor and I had a very lengthy conversation on laws intent vs interpretation with specific examples when it came to nursing homes that was based on the doctor and State Representative's conversations.
The base of every example was good intent law. Poor interpreted and there for the implementation was costly and unneeded.