Archive for September, 2009

Lending Your Textbook, Watch or Car Illegal?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

In the anniversary year of the 1909 codification of the First Sale Doctrine, two cases make news, as book publishers and watch makers try to create a loophole that will give them control over their products long after they have sold them. Even lending a watch or a textbook, or giving it to charity, would require their permission, if they get their way.