Why do the bad seeds always have to ruin it for the rest of us? New legislation has passed, determining that some states (right now only Utah and Florida, with Rhode Island and Wisconsin considering it) require those trading in used CDs, including video games, to have a fingerprint of their thumb taken, along with a copy of their state ID. Not only that, but the institutions selling these used goods must attain a permit and file a $10,000 bond with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

To make things worse, the institutions taking used goods and reselling them can only offer store credit and must wait 30 days before reselling something used they took in. Florida found a way around this, kind of, as merchants in that state need not file for the permit and only have to wait 15 days before turning the product around.

[Via Game|Life]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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