Internet tax supporters are hoping that a vote in the U.S. Senate today will finally give them enough political leverage to require Americans to pay sales taxes when shopping online.
The ad featuring that amazing BMW sitting in the late afternoon sun? Or that spotless, impeccable, drool-worthy camera? It could be real. Or it may not exist at all.
In a closely-watched case, Kirtsaeng vs. Wiley, the U.S. Supreme Court today vindicated the first-sale doctrine, declaring that it “applies to copies of a copyrighted work lawfully made abroad.”
The case involved a Thai graduate student in the U.S. who sold cheap foreign versions of textbooks on eBay without the publisher’s permission.
CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, is a pervasive and fundamental attack on our privacy, on our free speech, and on our personal freedom. The bill failed to pass when originally introduced in 2011.
But, like the phoenix, it has risen again from the ashes.
It’s obvious that the bean-counters are back in charge at Apple. Back in the day, John Scully, John Louis Gassee, and others continually maintained that consumers would gladly pay a premium to own Apple computers. This despite the fact that Microsoft Windows-based PCs had, in many cases, already surpassed the capabilities of Apple’s aging Macintosh [...]
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