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Sep/07

"Lawyerless eBayer sues Autodesk over Garage-sale Miracle"


Now there’s a title. The Register:
“Three years ago, Timothy Vernor quit his day job to enjoy life as a full-time eBay junkie. His online store, Happy Hour Comics, typically sells comics-related collectibles and vintage toys, but about 24 months back, he walked into a “garage sale” and stumbled onto a copy of AutoCAD, the professional design tool that Autodesk prices at roughly $4000 a pop – and he decided to sell that on eBay too.
Well, Autodesk got all huffy. The software maker chucked a DMCA claim at eBay, insisting that Vernor’s AutoCAD auction was in violation of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). eBay promptly yanked the auction, but in an act of defiance rare among internet users, Vernor sent Whitman and company a counter-claim, insisting it put the auction back up.”

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