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Old 10-21-2012, 01:24 PM   #9
Andrew H.
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Originally Posted by Quexos View Post
Which is what having a license on something is all about ...
When you actually own, it's yours in every possible way.
if not, then you don't own the stuff.
That's not true at all. Ownership is always a collection of rights to your property, but rarely all of them.

I own my house and the land it sits on, but I can't tear it down and build a gas station due to zoning requirements. I can't refuse to sell it to someone based on their race. I can't grow marijuana on it. I can't let it become dilapidated. If I do repairs, they have to be up to a certain standard and meet code; for more serious repairs and renovations I would need pre-approval by the city. For certain work I would need to hire a licensed contractor and have the work inspected by the city.
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