From Demand Progress:
"You've been owned!" That's what product manufacturers are hoping the Supreme Court will tell Americans this fall.
The Court will decide if you have the right to resell the very things that YOU OWN -- your clothes, your iPod, even your house:
Please click at the end for more details, and tell the White House and Congress to stand by Americans' rights to resell the things we own.
Product manufacturers are trying to take away your right to resell items that are manufactured abroad, in whole or in part. In this globalized world, that's almost anything you own. Today we're launching YouveBeenOnwed.org to help Americans fight back.
If the Supreme Court rules with manufacturers, we might have to say goodbye to Ebay, Craigslist, and the old-fashioned American yard sale.
Manufacturers will have an extra incentive to off-shore jobs. Re-use and recycling efforts will be undermined, harming the environment.
Your pockets will be empty, and your basement will be a mess of junk you don't want or need.
Petition website:click here
Copyright holders have gone crazy. It's time to stop them. If they want to rent then be open about it. Don't give me the impression that I'm buying to own something when,if this judgement goes in favor of the copyright holders,I'm just renting it. Stop fucking with our freedoms,you wouldn't like it if we fucked with yours.