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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 17 2012 8:00 a.m. MDT

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Spanish Fork, Utah

Will citizens let the courts tell us what we can and can't do with our personal property? I hope we won't. If we own something don't we have the right to sell, trade or give it away? If not then the government must own everything. If someone is caught selling new items continually, the city should make them get a business license and sale tax number.

Provo, UT

No freaking way this flies. Even if they said we can't do it, good luck enforcing that.

Orem, UT

This case appears to be about trying to protect an out-of-date business model. Companies that produce and sell high-margin products (you know, the stuff priced way more than it what it costs to make each copy like drugs, books, music, software, etc.) like to have a different pricing model for each market.

For example, a music CD can be copied for about 10 cents but sold in record stores in America for $10. If you want to sell those CDs in India, you can't price them at $10 since no one can afford that, so you price them at $1 (and still make a lot of money per CD).

The problem in our global trade market, is that somebody like the college student in this case, can go to India, buy all those CDs for $1, ship them back to America, and sell them for $3 each and compete with the record stores who still want to charge $10.

The only way to keep the business model alive, is to make it illegal to get around it.

Murtoa Australia, Victoria


Murray, Utah

Another reason to buy exclusively "Made in the USA" products?

Sorry, even products "Made in the USA" are often made with parts "made" in other countrys.

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