Supreme Court's Yard Sale Case

Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The Supreme Court is set to decide what you can sell on eBay, Craigslist, or in a yard sale. In oral arguments today, the Court will consider conflicting parts of the federal copyright law. The first-sale doctrine says if you legally buy a book, record, or TV show, you can resell it. Another part says you can't import a copyrighted work without the copyright owner's permission. The case involves a former college student who bought cheap textbooks in his native Thailand, and may have earned as much as $1.2 million reselling them to U.S. buyers on eBay. In separate cases, the Second, Third and Ninth circuits have split three ways on the issue, finding foreign-made works can always, sometimes, or never be resold in the United States. (Source: Bloomberg)
Aetna-Humana Deal to Lower Consumer Costs, CEOs Say
27:34 - Mark Bertolini, chief executive officer of Aetna Inc., and Bruce Broussard, chief executive officer of Humana Inc., talk about the planned purchase of Humana by Aetna, its impact on consumer health-care costs and consolidation in the health-insurance industry. They speak with Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
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