The Electronic Frontier Foundation compiled a much larger list of horribles, saying the Ninth Circuit's decision gives manufacturers an incentive to slap logos on "otherwise unremarkable goods" making them ineligible for sale in the U.S. at prices they don't like. Resellers like eBay or the corner antiques store will be liable for serious damages if they sell a good with an imported logo -- and manufacturers have no incentive to make it easier for those resellers to determine where the logo originated. "Readers will suddenly require the consent of the publisher or author before lending their favorite foreign books to a friend," the EFF warns.

Monday, April 19, 2010
Forbes.com

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