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New bill would protect the market for used high-tech goods
New bill would protect the market for used high-tech goods

It may be hard to imagine as you gaze upon your shiny new iPhone 6, but there just may come a day when you'll want something even newer and shinier. At that point, you may decide to sell your iPhone on eBay or Craigslist to offset the price of its replacement. But what if Apple said you couldn't sell a working version of one of its products? What if Apple demanded that buyers of its used gear pay a hefty fee to activate the operating system, or required them to pay for a service contract? Sounds outrageous, right? Yet that's exactly what some manufacturers of high-tech business equipment do. For example, Palo Alto Networks, which makes firewalls for corporate networks,...

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