New laws prevent sale of second hand CDs in US

June 2007

Record labels

New pawn shop laws are springing up across the USA that will make selling used CDs at local record shops extremely complicated – the shop will need personal ID as well as having to fingerprint potential sellers – and then the shop cannot sell the CDs for thirty (30) days. The legislation in Florida, Utah and soon in Wisconsin and Rhode island is supposed to prevent the sale of counterfeit and stolen CDs but has provoked a wave of consumer outrage.

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