Worth a quick read, an upcoming Supreme Court case counts, even for LEGO.
I bought this up a few months ago, and the general mood of the thread at the time was, "this is copyright, for books, doesn't count for a physical good like LEGO".
Well, here is the rub. If this court case is lost, any foreign made good (which includes LEGO that has a copyright anything on it (and LEGO boxes DO have a copyright on the box), cannot be resold as NEW or USED without permission of the copyright holder.
Sounds insane, right? First sale and all that? Well, this case challenges "first-sale" and seeks to limit it to US made goods only.
Ironicly, this will give the remaining US manafactures a reason to move overseas, go figure.
But the key is that if TLG so desired, they could put a stop to the resale of LEGO, even used LEGO.https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/parade-horribles-supreme-court-first-sale-kirtsaeng-v-wiley