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Seems like forever since I came to the Café. I hope everyone is doing well.
Anyway, there was a case today out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that I thought would interest people that sell or buy tricks.
The case concerns software and holds that the license agreement that comes with most software transforms the transaction from a sale to a license and that the licensor can control the product to a certain extent.
What this could mean is that tricks sold through traditional means or online can probably be protected with a license. Granted, it will still be impossible to repack Pandora's box, but this could interfere with the secondary resale market.
The case is here
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While interesting, it will be more interesting to see what the higher courts say. 94% of cases out of the Ninth Circus end up being overturned last year. So Pandora's box is often closed when opened by the Ninth.

That said, I can recall of one gimmick that was NOT SOLD but LICENSED under an extreme license and caused much controversy at the time when it was released under those terms. I think most here know which gimmick to which I'm referring. *grin* Hint #1: it's a holdout
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