'First Sale Doctrine' Update: Louisiana Outlaws Cash Purchase of Second Hand Goods

Follow up on: SCOTUS To Hear Case Against "First Sale Doctrine" Oct. 29, 2012 - Bye Bye Personal Property? And The 666 10-12-12 "...if you buy a CD or a book...it is now yours to use, throw away, or resell right? ....this fall the US Supreme Court is considering a case that could change that....meaning that you could not resell products that you buy without permission first..." - as the push to replace cash with digital money systems becomes predominant, starting with 'smart phones' as is now the case, it will be impossible to make any financial transactions whatsoever without Big Brother knowing who what when and where, and apparently taking his cut...definitely noteworthy how taking away to any degree the "right to resell" could go a long way in laying the groundwork for the biblical 666 scenario where no man may buy or sell without the mark [see post]
Louisiana Bans Cash Transactions for Second-Hand Merchandise

A new law passed in Louisiana has made it illegal for consumers to pay for second-hand goods with cash, in a ruling that has a substantial effect on the many flea markets in the state...House Bill 195 states that “Anyone, other than a non-profit entity, who buys, sells, trades in or otherwise acquires or disposes of junk or used or secondhand property more frequently than once per month from any other person, other than a non-profit entity, shall be deemed as being in the business of a secondhand dealer. A secondhand dealer shall not enter into any cash transactions in payment for the purchase of junk or used or secondhand property. Payment shall be made in the form of check, electronic transfers, or money order issued to the seller of the junk or used or secondhand property.”

The bill will make operations for trading posts and flea markets far more strenuous in an attempt to stop fraud, as customers will be forced to use checks or money orders for transactions. The definition of the bill is broad enough that it also could be used to stop sales through Ebay or Craigslist. State Representative Rickey Hardy, who co-authored the bill, said that the paper trail will make it more difficult for criminals to sell stolen items for quick cash. “It’s a mechanism to be used so the police department has something to go on and have a lead.”

Attorney Thad D. Ackel, lead counsel at Ackel and Associates LLC, writes on the firm’s blog a detailed description of what would be necessary for every cash sale. “For every transaction a secondhand dealer must obtain the seller’s personal information such as their name, address, driver’s license number and the license plate number of the vehicle in which the goods were delivered. They must also make a detailed description of the item(s) purchased and submit this with the personal identification information of every transaction to the local policing authorities through electronic daily reports.”

This is a major story. SCOTUS is taking up a very closely related issue next week [see 'follow up' above]. They are two sides of the same coin. The SCOTUS case is to determine if a person even has the "right" to resell goods without "permission", and we now discover that the apparatus is already being put in place to control all of the 'buying' of second-hand merchandise. The last paragraph of the above article reveals just how over-the-top this new system actually is - any cash transaction that did for some reason happen would require full-disclosure police reports. Taking away from the people the ability to use cash is to instantly establish draconian control of them. Louisana just did it, and clearly now that one state has got the ball rolling, it will not be long before all the other states follow suit. It is all part of the much bigger plan to ultimately control every financial transaction on the entire planet. The 666 thing where 'no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name' (Rev. 13:17) will be planet-wide, nothing less. Obviously cash cannot be part of the game plan, so, just make it 'illegal' - and they are.

It has to happen...for "it is written". Time to believe the Word of God unbelievers.
Rev. 18:4


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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement. The main problems are two-fold:
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(2) Lack of transparency: The entire process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy.
The nine nations currently negotiating the TPP are the US, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam. However, Canada and Mexico have also been invited to join the negotiations and it is very likely they will join. The TPP contains a chapter on intellectual property covering copyright, trademarks, patents and perhaps, geographical indications. Since the draft text of the agreement has never been offically released to the public, we know from leaked documents, such as the February 2011 draft US TPP IP Rights Chapter [PDF], that US negotiators are pushing for the adoption of copyright measures far more restrictive than currently required by international treaties, including the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).


tom m. said...


there it is...planet-wide

Thanks...will be watching for this one