Originally posted by cybersoga
What about NHS? Education? Roads? Tax isn't the only issue here, it's because UK distributers don't see any of that money, it all goes to other countries.
Don't people like living here? I know huge chunks of tax payers money is probably wasted, but consider that in America they don't even have an NHS. If your employer doesn't give you health insurance your stuffed unless your rich.Originally posted by figrin_dan
You are joking aren't you?
so an increase in price will lead to a decrease in sales. at the same time the BPI is lobbying the EU to reduce VAT on CDs (as they are higher than books etc)CD sales rose by 7.6 per cent in the UK last year according to Music Week, the industry magazine, despite a broader downward global trend. Critics say that this was due to the lower prices of online retailers and supermarkets, the FT reported.
I think the answer, in ever increasing numbers and volume is 'No'.Originally posted by cybersoga
Don't people like living here?
Originally posted by MartinImber
II never buy "Copy Protected" either - but I may buy one copy then return as unplayable.
The fact that the BPI have been allowed to force a retailer to increase their prices to a level close to those they've been able to price fix on the UK high street is very much on topic.Originally posted by Duncan Harvey
at the risk of getting off topic - what on earth has this got to do with the topic under discussion - a little perspective please!
That's fine. Could somebody inform us when we might expect the smooth?Originally posted by Duncan Harvey
you have to take the rough with the smooth.
I like the way you say that as if to suggest sometimes EU legislation works in our favour.Originally posted by Duncan Harvey
its unfortunate that EU rules tend to work against the consumer in this example
maybe if plenty of us send an email to the address given at the bottom of the articel, it may get more press coverage and sway things towards a better situation.Originally posted by StooMonster
...and here's another spin on the story: