Sunday, June 01, 2008
If you buy it, it's yours.
What a concept! Today is "First Sale Day" according to BoingBoing, who points out that today is the 100th anniversary of the decision by the U.S. Supremes upholding your right to treat things you own as if, well, as if you own them. As a frequent buyer at my local used book store I applaud the wisdom of the ruling, and I cherish my right to buy and re-sell books, CDs and other items. I hope we can keep this right as it applies to music and movies and not lose it to over-zealous copyright holders, clueless judges and elected officials bought and paid for by corporate interests.