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Vernors

A regional US carbonated drink which has been in continuous production since its formulation by James Vernor at the end of the American Civil War in 1866. It is highly carbonated and popularly consumed hot as a remedy for upset stomach, an effect which, if real, has been attributed to the high concentration of ginger.
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Vernors quickly went from being sold only at James Vernor's soda fountain to being mass produced and available throughout the Midwest.
134) In essence, the court favored form over function, expressly rejecting Vernor's arguments that the economic realities and indefiniteness of the licenses had the characteristics of sale rather than a license.
licensing cases, applying a brand new standard to Vernor's present
301) Autodesk argued that the first sale doctrine did not permit Vernor's distribution because it had never sold the software but rather had only licensed the initial transferee to use it.
80) Autodesk filed a number of DMCA takedown notices with eBay arising out of Vernor's eBay listing for sales of Autodesk copies.
At first glance, Vernor's license test works well for many software licensors.
Autodesk objected to Vernor's online sales, asserting they constituted copyright infringement.
In 2009, the courts ruled in Vernor's favor, reaffirming his rights under the first-sale doctrine.
Autodesk, citing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, not only managed to delay Vernor's sales attempts; it also got him barred from eBay for a month.
Central to much of Vernor's work is the idea of the Singularity, which is going to happen Real Soon Now--a time when (to greatly simplify) computers begin to improve themselves recursively, and quickly become independent of human control, which presumably would have profound effects on human consciousness and, ultimately, what the idea of "human nature" will actually be.
Petz explained, "They want the Vernor's floats, the sodas and things like that.