Google's accessing and making electronic copies of user's data "is not a 'seizure' of that material because there is no meaningful interference with the owner's possessory interest in it...." In re Search Warrant Issued to Google, Inc., 264 F.
As part of the deal, Delaware North acquired Curry's vending rights at Yosemite, including Curry's "possessory interest in improvements" and "other property." The asset transfer contract did not define what was included in the term "other property."
In respect to a just possessory interest over physical objects (excluding the bodies of sentient agents), Chartier outlines a set of baseline possessory rules that allow the first agent to take effective possession over a physical object to become its effective owner and use, exclude others from using, and transfer the object, as they see fit--within the bounds of respecting the just possessory claims and bodies of others (pp.
The Supreme Court has summarily defined a seizure of property as "some meaningful interference with an individual's possessory interest in that property." (310) This definition stems from the Supreme Court's definition of a "seizure" of a person, where any interference with a person's freedom of movement, however brief, constitutes a Fourth Amendment seizure.