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Old 07-02-2009, 06:56 PM   #11
Elfwreck
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Originally Posted by daffy4u View Post
The shoe thing is not a realistic scenario. Selling stolen property and mis-marked sale property are two different things. With mis-marked property, the store is just going to be out of luck. With stolen property, the store might take from you but the police might.
But they weren't selling "stolen property." They making unauthorized copies. They were inaccurately marked "available for sale," but they didn't belong to someone else who lost access to them when they were sold.

Intellectual property is not treated like physical property. There are some very important legal differences--theft is a crime. Unauthorized copies fall under civil law; the state doesn't prosecute them.

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Not with Kindle books. People forget that we do not *own* Kindle books. They are very long term leases.
If there's no return terms (and "whenever we feel like it" is not a legal set of return terms), it's a sale, regardless of what the seller wants to believe.
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