DENVER -- A little-known Denver city ordinance resulted in a ticket for a man who had a "For Sale" sign in his car window.
Richard Mooney parked at a meter near 17th Avenue and Lincoln Street on April 18. He went inside a nearby credit union to finalize the private sale of his car. When he came back, he had a ticket for having a "For Sale" sign in a back window of his vehicle.
"That's a little sign, it was probably about six inches," said Mooney. "And it had been on there for a few months."
At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then sell things like electronics, books, artwork and furniture, as well as CDs and DVDs, without getting permission from the copyright holder of those products. Under the doctrine, which the Supreme Court has recognized since 1908, you can resell your stuff without worry because the copyright holder only had control over the first sale.
stopped for speeding near Austin, Texas. Cop gave ticket to her and "asked" her to sign it.She refused. Cop, saying he would have to arrest her if she didn’t sign the ticket. When she wouldn’t sign, he opened the door to the truck and told her to get out.Sgt. Maj. Gary Griffin of the Travis County, Texas, Constable’s Office told NBC News that Bieze acted appropriately.