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Greg Jones

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Product fakes

It strikes me that the public are being incessantly tied down by more a more legislation by successive governments and governing bodies, to what end only future generations will know.
Rather like the argument for a free web, and also legalizing some controlled substances in order to decriminalize them in the interest of disarming criminal profiteers and providing a safer social environment.

Should we allow the sale of certain counterfeit goods as long as they are labelled and sold as copies, instead of just blindly protecting the interests of big brands, and tax the copied goods, and perhaps compensate the large brands via the levy.

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  • Oct 23 2013: Greg Jones, Interesting reasoning.

    I think you might have hit the nail on the head.
    That is how it used to be done.
    Product Copies, were labeled and sold as copies.
    The Entertainment Industry wants to be compensated because they ARE.
    and not because they market wisely.

    The Entertainment Industry needs to find a way to sell products in a
    fashion that guarantees delivery and quality, and safe from copy.
    Every other manufacturer has the same problems, and solve them.

    Microsoft sold me Windows8
    to replace my Windows7 and Office2003, my XP, and Office 2001.

    I bought the deal, and downloaded Windows8, twice. The first time some
    clean up program eliminated my Office2003, and left blank Excel pages,
    data was still there but unavailable to me to open. The second time all
    by itself, it downloaded and installed (again). Why? I have no idea.

    I didn't have my old Office2003 disk to reload, but I had the old Office2001.
    I installed Office2001, my Excel spreadsheet sprang to life. To work I went.
    Today, Windows8 threw up a notice that told me Office2001 was incompatible.
    Back to square one.

    Microsoft's new business strategy is to charge an annual fee of $99 per year
    to use Excel, or $9 a month.

    For those of you who ever used AT&T, I get an annual raise in my billing of $3
    each and every year. But no one at AT&T ever told my about that little gig.

    Want to bet against Microsoft making the same type move?

    It is to Microsoft's advantage to let their customers find out they've been
    screwed, after the fact. It might be their Motive also.

    Dumping my Office2003 (what a shock that was) and giving me this
    tale about Office2001 being incompatible with Windows8, they think
    they have won.

    They haven't been in a fight with me before.
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    Oct 28 2013: the criminal profiteers are brand names using cheap labour and cheap quality materials selling them at exotic prices...
    cheap copy clothing comes from the same country the original where the original is made...
    nike becomes mike, billabong becomes bollibang etc
    the quality of the product is very much the same, and hard to notice the difference except for spelling, stitch or rivet

    yes we should allow the sale of copied goods...