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U.S. Supreme Court should protect the Copyright Act.
What happened to free trade? Guess it isn't for the little people, just for multinational corporations.
Perhaps we just need to apply common sense, allow a limited number of copies of any single book (say 5 or 10 copies) for personal distribution or sale. That way you could pick up a few copies of a book for friends or family and give them or sell them to your whoever you choose. When the importation of books exceeds 5-10 it starts to become a real money making business and then this copyright law should be applied.
endtheecho, Imagine if you wrote a book or made a record, wouldn't you want to be paid for it? That is not about free trade, it is, like patent laws (which are sadly being misused, to encourage creativity.
Would you make an illegal copy of a CD an entertainer you liked made? Kind of like sneaking into a concert isn't it?
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