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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I think what is missing from this discussion is the obscene prices charged for textbooks at
    American Universities. It is almost a captive market.
    IMO, it is one of the biggest scams... and I choose the word 'scam' purposely... out there.

    I'm intrigued at how this could/should affect pharmaceuticals, especially as much of the stuff is manufactured here anyway, but my gut says the FDA will somehow carve out an exemption based on some bogus fear factor.
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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I think what is missing from this discussion is the obscene prices charged for textbooks at
    American Universities. It is almost a captive market.
    it's utterly ridiculous. I paid tons for my books, and they only offered me a pittance for resale, so I just kept mine for a reference library.

    someday, it all moves to ebooks, and then keeping those high prices becomes a major challenge for the book companies.

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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's utterly ridiculous. I paid tons for my books, and they only offered me a pittance for resale, so I just kept mine for a reference library.

    someday, it all moves to ebooks, and then keeping those high prices becomes a major challenge for the book companies.
    I kept my books too... I bought them used, but I would rather keep them than recycle them.

    Honestly I don't know why I had to pay 90 bucks for a book and then turn around and pay 10 bucks for a similar book with the same pages, design, weight etc... I suppose if it's in demand then you must pay demand prices... It's like educators dictate supply and demand on books given their lessons...

    College is so useless...... I'll bet 90% of those who went to college don't know **** about the Bolsheviks or the revolution, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot etc.

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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    I kept my books too... I bought them used, but I would rather keep them than recycle them.

    Honestly I don't know why I had to pay 90 bucks for a book and then turn around and pay 10 bucks for a similar book with the same pages, design, weight etc... I suppose if it's in demand then you must pay demand prices... It's like educators dictate supply and demand on books given their lessons...
    when you're required to purchase something specific for school and there's only one choice, they can pretty much charge whatever they want.

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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    when you're required to purchase something specific for school and there's only one choice, they can pretty much charge whatever they want.
    I know - been there and done that...

    I kept my books tho...

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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    good decision.
    Excellent decision.
    That should not to be able to strangle the market by creating a cartel.
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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I think what is missing from this discussion is the obscene prices charged for textbooks at
    American Universities. It is almost a captive market.
    This is exactly what I was thinking as I read through this thread. These companies often have very few factories to make these things and then transport them all across the world charging different prices. If they can afford to sell to other countries at lower rates and still rake in profits (evidenced by the fact that they DO sell them in other countries for less price...they wouldn't do it otherwise) then they should be able to do the same here in the US.
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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Publishers want to be able to charge lower prices in some countries, and higher prices in others, according to what the economic conditions in those various countries best support; and they want this practice to be protected by prohibiting copyrighted materials bought in one country to be sold in another.
    In short they want to have their cake and eat it to. They want to take advantage of market differences, but when a purchaser of their product does the same thing, they want the government to stop them.

    Capitalists want capitalism for everybody but themselves.

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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    good decision.
    So, can we now do that with pharmaceuticals?

    Buy them in Canada and resell them here to our friends and neighbors?

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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post

    Capitalists want capitalism for everybody but themselves.
    I love that, brilliant!!

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