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Upholding the first sale doctrine

Upholding the first sale doctrine

Posted Mar 26, 2013 0:31 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Upholding the first sale doctrine by kleptog
Parent article: Upholding the first sale doctrine

As usual, the ball is really with the legislature to fix the law so that it says what they intended, rather than having judges try to guess.
But that requires legislators to read the laws before they pass them, rather than just taking whatever the lobbyists wrote and jamming it through on a $PARTY ticket. (This is not universal, but is depressingly common in both the US and EU.)


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Upholding the first sale doctrine

Posted Mar 28, 2013 16:46 UTC (Thu) by Wol (guest, #4433) [Link]

And which is why the UK government is intent on neutering the House of Lords.

Jealousy is a terrible reason for doing things, and one thing our unelected House did very well - precisely *because* they were unelected - was to go through legislation with a toothcomb and make sure that it was reasonable legislation.

Once we've lost it, I doubt we'll get it back ...

Cheers,
Wol

Upholding the first sale doctrine

Posted Mar 28, 2013 17:04 UTC (Thu) by BlueLightning (subscriber, #38978) [Link]

Apart from those of the unelected who were offering legislation for a price, that is (and those were just the ones that got caught)...


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