|Subject:||Re: How to stop Piracy?|
|Date:||Fri, 28 Apr 2006 10:17:50 +0200|
|Newsgroups:||alt.electronics, sci.electronics.basics, sci.electronics.design, sci.electronics.misc|
Joel Kolstad wrote:
"Zak" <jute@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:44512d05$0$2225$2e0edba0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTake a t-shirt with you from holiday, get caught at customs, and face 4 years in prison. Minimum - no haggling.I knowingly bought a fake Nike shirt in Singapore some years ago to give to a friend who has significant investments in them... wow!(And the quality was noticeably poorer than the real thing...)
The people who propose this kind of law promote corruption - that's my point. And I hope this proposal will backfire. Do corporations elect politicians? I thought not.
AFAIK a few years ago grey imports into the EU were allowed. Now they are forbidden - corporate wants this. So you can't even take a Nike shirt that's legal in the US and bring it to Europe - not for trade anyway. And is customs is overzealous you couldn't even travel in brand name clothing :)
And this is used - Volkwagen had customs impound the 'new beetle' at the time when it was available in the US but not yet in Europe. But that is a lousy car anyway.
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