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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 01:28 PM

17. Great example of needed regulation

We need to apply the "first sale doctrine" to consumer software, e-book sales, mp3 sales, etc. I understand that we are not "buying" these things when we get them online; we are "licensing" them. Well that's bullshit. The button says "Buy it now", not "license it now". No one thinks of it as a license.

Here's my proposal. Any time a consumer "buys" (regardless of whether you call it a licence) digital content, they OWN one copy of that content. They can sell it or transfer it. You can offer to buy it back from them, but you can't just take it away. Figure out a way to make that work in your DRM schemes.

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