I got ahold of an Advanced Reader's Copy of a book that is not out yet. It is made by a famous actor (and it looks really, really bad). It has special wrapping related to said author and a "note" from the author (copied, in his handwriting, or at least it's supposed to be in his handwriting). Would it be illegal for me to sell it? Would it be immoral for me to sell it? Could I actually make a big pile of money by selling it? [more inside]
posted by Harry Potter and the Puppet of Sock
on May 3, 2012 -
I've had a pre-order with a major UK online retailer for a limited run collectable ornament for a couple of months now, but the 'Due for release' date has been pushed back three times now, allegedly down to manufacturer delivery issues. That wouldn't normally be a problem... but the same online retailer has exactly
the same item (and it's only made by one manufacturer) listed again elsewhere as 'In Stock' - but at more than a 50% markup (£130 as opposed to the pre-order price of £80). Are they doing anything legally wrong here (in UK law), as opposed to just deeply immoral?
posted by timpollard
on Mar 16, 2012 -
As a tenant, what are my rights regarding my landlord's ability to sell the property to a new owner before the end of the lease? [more inside]
posted by NBJack
on Oct 14, 2011 -
CopyrightFilter: Lets say I wanted to take a book in the public domain, illustrate it, set it, and design it as a kind of portfolio project that shows I can do all these things - could I then sell the book legally via print on demand or running my own press?
posted by The Whelk
on Feb 17, 2010 -
Is it legal to sell your vote in the United States? Since I don't care all THAT much who's president, and I live in a swing state, I was thinking of auctioning my vote off, or forming a syndicate with like-minded citizens to auction our votes en bloc
. I mean, either party would get bigger bang for their buck buying 100,000 votes outright for $6 million, than spending the equivalent on hit-or-miss TV advertising. [more inside]
posted by Faze
on Aug 12, 2004 -
What are the legal requirements for selling a firearm to an out-of-state buyer? There's something about having a local gun dealer (FFL licensee) ship to another dealer (FFL licensed) near them, but I can't find any official information from the ATF about it.
I've got a Glock 19
that I'm trying to sell, but the only people who are interested so far are out-of-state. If I *do* end up with no local buyers, I want to follow the letter of the law in exchanging firearms for money.
Any pointers appreciated.
posted by mrbill
on Mar 21, 2004 -