I’m not usually the kind of person that posts political messages on my blog, but I think this is pretty important. This doesn’t affect the internet as much as it affects anyone anywhere in the USA that wants to re-sell their belongings. Take a look at the Demand Progress Website, where the following comes from:
“Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether you have the right to sell your stuff on eBay. Do you really own the smartphone or computer you’re using to read this? If you sold your books, would you be breaking the law? A federal court in New York says you would be, even if you legally paid for and bought them.
“It’s unbelievable, but trademark and copyright holders are trying to use a legal loophole to take away your right to sell things that you own. The mainstream media is starting to catch on, with the Wall Street Journal just running an article headlined, “YOUR RIGHT TO RESELL YOUR OWN STUFF IS IN PERIL”.”
Please sign the petition today. It takes about ten full seconds and has the potential to protect you and your belongings from scrutiny.