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    Default SCOTUS decision to affect decant sales?

    The Supreme Court of the US just gave foreign buyers of copyrighted items the right to resell them in the US without permission. This will affect Ebay sales among others. Although the resale of perfume bottles has not been an issue, is it possible that this decision will affect Ebay's decant sale prohibition (not now consistently enforced)? I think the original issue was that people representing a Versace decant, for example, were perhaps actually selling other juice and therefore damaging the brand. Although hard to prove, the powers that be were successful at getting Ebay to prohibit such sales. In light of the ruling and Ebay's now already relaxed enforcement, is it hard to imagine that they may just back off compliance completely? If so, will Basenotes follow suit?

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    Excellent news for buyers, stuigi!

    Here's a link to an article about the decision:
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...sale-decision/

    And another:
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,6312211.story
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    Freedom often comes with risks, but overall, I'd say I'd rather live in a world where we can trade freely (even considering the occasional scam artistry) than in a world we can't. Governments simply are spotty when it comes to enforcing these things.

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    Good news indeed for certain buyers.

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