Ya might want to sell as much as your stash NOW as you can, otherwise...

And yes i think this is highly relevant since all of the kits come from
China now. Imagine having to cut them for anoterh slice?
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Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) ? Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Court?s busy agenda
this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability to resell
everything from your grandmother?s antique furniture to your iPhone 4.
At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in
copyright law, which allows you to buy and then sell things like
electronics, books, artwork and furniture as well as CDs and DVDs, without
getting permission from the copyright holder of those products.
Under the doctrine, which the Supreme Court has recognized since 1908, you
can resell your stuff without worry because the copyright holder only had
control over the first sale.
Put simply, though Apple has the copyright on the iPhone and Mark Owen does
on the book ?No Easy Day,? you can still sell your copies to whomever you
please whenever you want without retribution.
That?s being challenged now for products that are made abroad and if the
Supreme Court upholds an appellate court ruling it would mean that the
copyright holders of anything you own that has been made in China, Japan or
Europe, for example, would have to give you permission to sell it.
?It means that it?s harder for consumers to buy used products and harder
for them to sell them,? said Jonathan Bland, an adjunct professor at
Georgetown University Law Center, who filed a friend-of-the-court brief on
behalf of the American Library Association, the Association of College and
Research Libraries and the Association for Research Libraries. ?This has
huge consumer impact on all consumer groups.?
Another likely result is that it would hit you financially because the
copyright holder would now want a piece of that sale.
It could be your personal electronic devices or the family jewels that have
been passed down from your great-grandparents who immigrated from Spain. It
could be a book that was written by an American writer but printed and
bound overseas or an Italian painter?s artwork.
It has implications for a variety of wide-ranging U.S. entities including
libraries, musicians, museums and even resale juggernauts eBay and
Craigslist. U.S. libraries, for example, carry some 200 million books from
foreign publishers.
?It would be absurd to say anything manufactured abroad can?t be bought or
sold here,? said Marvin Ammori, a First Amendment lawyer and Schwartz
Fellow at the New American Foundation who specializes in technology issues.
The case stems from Supap Kirtsaeng?s college experience. A native of
Thailand, Kirtsaeng came to the U.S. in 1997 to study at Cornell
University. When he discovered that his textbooks, produced by Wiley, were
substantially cheaper to buy in Thailand than they were in Ithaca, N.Y., he
rallied his Thai relatives to buy the books and ship them to him in the
U.S.
He then sold them on eBay, making upwards of $1.2 million, according to
court documents.
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ftauss on Tue, 9 Oct 2012 00:56:51 +0000 (UTC) typed in rec.models.scale the following:
Or you might want to buy your stash. -- pyotr filipivich Most journalists these days couldn't investigate a missing chocolate cake at a pre-school without a Democrat office holder telling them what to look for, where, and why it is Geroge Bush's fault.
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I see an easy answer there. Build your stash instead of selling it. For other stuff, simply wear it out and dump it (or return it to the copyright holder, freight forward :-)
Stadia
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Stadia on Wed, 10 Oct 2012 01:07:13 +1300 typed in rec.models.scale the following:
The small problem is: how many people "fund" their new purchase, by selling the old item off? Books, cars, electronics, computers ... the list is long. -- pyotr filipivich Most journalists these days couldn't investigate a missing chocolate cake at a pre-school without a Democrat office holder telling them what to look for, where, and why it is Geroge Bush's fault.
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