Amazon might soon allow users to sell purchased digital content
0. phoneArena 06 Feb 2013, 06:53 posted on
On January 29, 2013, Amazon was granted a patent peculiar enough to raise some eyebrows. The online retailer might one day launch what is described as "an electronic marketplace for used digital objects". That includes digital books, music, movies and applications, which users will be able to sell to others, presumably getting back all or a fraction of the money originally spent on it while giving Amazon a cut for providing the service...
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2. Even4steven (Posts: 42; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
If I purchase a book, movie, software or CD in digital form, I should have the same right to sell that product, just as I have in the physical world when I purchase it that way. Who is protecting and fighting for the consumers rights in a digital world?
Someone a lot smarter than me will figure out a way that is fair and equitable for all, that will leave the pirates and thieves on the outside looking in. Perhaps some sort of authenticated digital receipt that goes with the product or ?????