The freedoms the public is supposed to enjoy under copyright can be known by the following shorthand phrases:
(1) public domain
(2) first sale doctrine
(3) fair use
Here is a news article describing the latest attack on the first sale doctrine. That it is couched simply as a "request" strikes doesn't impress me much. I consider this an attack on my freedom, even if the so-called "authors'" guild doesn't so intend it.