Completely agree.EX5_etc wrote: ↑Wed May 15, 2019 3:34 amThe only reason the original question came up is because the "holder" of the copyright wanted to sell more new books. Advertising a used copy spoiled the profit margin for her. To me she is nothing more than one of those creeps that look in the mirror every morning, admire themselves for all they have "accomplished" and feel good about it.
Again, go on all of you, and rant the hell out of this story.
This seems to be nothing more than a veiled (or not-so veiled) attempt to make the second-hand
market illegal. Perhaps I have no further use for an Item I have bought . . . . SO WHAT?
This DOES NOT mean that it suddenly has NO VALUE . . .
For Software products this obviously highlights the need for easily transferable licences . . . .
There is no reason to deny this ability - other than GREED . . . .
The new owner may well embrace the product and update or upgrade it . . . . ?
Second-hand book shops have existed for YEARS - and why not . . . ?
I suggest people just carry on as normal. Let those who think they have an Axe to grind litigate away . .
Those who sit on the bench will become tired of dealing with a torrent of trivial cases, and eventually,
the Treacle-Heads who thought this up will be seen to be the Arseholes they are.
We are NOT talking about Copyright infringement here - but a transfer of OWNERSHIP. That's All!