High Court To Hear Case That Could Affect E-Bay And Amazon

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(KPLR) – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could have a huge impact if you sell things on eBay or Amazon and even hold yard sales.

It all started with a student who was selling cheap versions of U.S. Textbooks that were bought overseas.

The publisher is suing him for copyright violations.

Supreme Court justices were set to hear arguments on copyright rules late Monday.

They must decide whether the original copyright holder on U.S. products, which were made or bought in other countries, can control your ability to re-sell the product once you buy it.

Some legal experts say copyright owners could soon demand a fee every time you try to re-sell almost any U.S. company’s product not made in America.