New pawn shop laws springing up across the United States are threatening to make the process of selling used CDs back to willing record stores significantly more complicated. All to make sure that record stores aren't buying counterfeit CDs - as if this were a serious problem.
In some states, for a seller to make a sale to a record store, the store will be required to take the seller's fingerprints and personal information. In Florida specifically, many record shops are getting out of the used-CD business because they don't want to have to pay the 10,000 dollar bond for the right to interrogate their customers every time they want to sell back a Linkin Park CD.
To give some perspective, in Florida, Utah, Rhode Island and Wisconsin it is more of a pain to sell a used CD than it is to get a driver's license.
This appears to be a growing trend in the United States. Media "producers" control the laws, and because of this we are entering media lock-down. Gotta have every penny, I suppose.