Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether you have the right to sell your stuff on eBay. Do you really own the smartphone or computer you’re using to read this? If you sold your books, would you be breaking the law? A federal court in New York says you would be, even if you legally paid for and bought them.
It’s unbelievable, but trademark and copyright holders are trying to use a legal loophole to take away your right to sell things that you own. The mainstream media is starting to catch on, with the Wall Street Journal just running an article headlined, “YOUR RIGHT TO RESELL YOUR OWN STUFF IS IN PERIL”. Please add your name at right to fight back.
Public interest advocates are taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court, and Demand Progress is joining up with a coalition of groups — including many of those that came together to kill SOPA — to support the rights of ordinary Internet users and everyday consumers.
Once again, big entertainment company lobbyists are fighting us in the courts to ensure their profits are given higher priority than consumer rights. But this time the MPAA and RIAA have the Obama administration on their side — they’ve all filed legal briefs asking the Supreme Court to restrict our right to resell the things we own..
God gave you your bodies.
DON’T LET MITT ROMNEY CONTROL YOU!
JUST “SAY NO TO MITT ROMNEY!”
George Stanley McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American historian, author and U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and theDemocratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. [WIKIPEDIA]
Columbia, SC — Are you having a hard time deciding who to be for Halloween? Why not go as Mitt Romney? Like the “Man of a Thousand Faces,” Mitt is the Man of a Thousand Positions.
Pick one, dress up as Mitt, and you are guaranteed that no two Mitt costumes will be the same.
South Carolina Democratic Chairman, Dick Harpootlian, released the following statement in response to the newest SCDP video:
“Mitt Romney looks in the mirror every morning and sees a stranger. Pro-choice Mitt wouldn’t recognize Pro-life Mitt,” Harpootlian said.
“Universal Healthcare Mitt would run from Anti Healthcare Mitt like Jamie Lee Curtis did from the Halloween slasher. Republicans are welcoming Mitt in South Carolina today, we just wonder which one will show up.”
By Morgan Whitaker
Mugshot of 31-year old Colin Small, the Pennsylvania resident arrested Thursday for destroying voter registration forms in Rockingham County, VA. (Photo via TPM)
Republicans have been the biggest proponents of the myth of widespread voter fraud in the last two years, using it to justify their unprecedented voter suppression campaign. But in the last few weeks we’ve seen the GOP and their affiliated groups become implicated in the very fraud they claim to want to stop.
In Virginia on Thursday night, a 31-year old Pennsylvania resident named Colin Small has been arrested for destroying voter registration forms in Rockingham County, Virginia. Smalls was employed by Pinpoint, a company that had been hired to register voters for the Republican Party of Virginia.
The story is similar to that of Strategic Allied Consulting, a group that was hired in major battleground states across the country, including Virginia, to do the registration job. That company, owned by Republican Nathan Sproul, was fired after suspicious registration forms submitted by SAC popped up in 10 Florida counties. Sproul’s previous companies have been accused of destroying Democratic registration forms in prior elections.
Sproul’s registration companies were also hired in Ohio, another key battleground state that has seen its fair share of voter suppression. Like Florida, Ohio has a history of voting problems. Ohio voters suffered through long lines on Election Day in 2004. When former Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell ran state elections, he was involved in at least a dozen voting-related lawsuits and accused of restricting the number of polling booths in Democratic-leaning districts.
This year, current Secretary of State Jon Husted took up the torch from his Republican predecessor, and worked tirelessly to restrict early voting hours in his state. Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling stopped him in his tracks, but as many have pointed out, he immediately dictated that counties could only be open for a total of 16-hours on the three days he was legally required to open polls.
By Chris Matthews
It’s an amazing thing how many politicians forget—or choose to forget—that most voters are women.
I know that sounds a bit bizarre to the reactionaries of the country—people who live in the 1950s—where contraception is still a hot issue, where women are always at home with the kids and Papa Bear is downtown at work, Leave it to Beaver is cool, and Father Knows Best means just that.
“Bring on the binders,” we can hear Mitt buzzing from the inner office. “Binders filled with women!”
Whole binders of them! Women we’ve never met. Strange people from this other planet that Mitt Romney apparently never visited.