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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

Do you really believe that there's been actual collusion between competing companies to maintain prices at a certain level? That's what price-fixing is.
wouldnt suprise me in the least this is MS and apple we're talking about here.
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Australia should just threaten to exempt them from the protection of their anti-piracy laws until they stop this.
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Well technically speaking the market has borne the cost up until now, whether that cost was arrived at by collusion or not the companies were clearly generating enough sales to not feel the need to lower it. And seeing how these companies are basically holding you hostage, I agree it's a dick move. Which is obviously why a federal committee is looking into it as there's next to nothing that the average consumer can do about it.
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Australia should just threaten to exempt them from the protection of their anti-piracy laws until they stop this.

Yeah, good luck with that. If that were to happen, Australia would be hit with WTO sanctions up the wazoo and you all know it.
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post #15 of 82
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Australia should just threaten to exempt them from the protection of their anti-piracy laws until they stop this.

Oh how I wish we could do this...
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And people wonder why CD keys for software and games from different countries gets purchased over buying domestically.......... *loves his Diablo 2 RU key*
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i dont think the world can afford to not trade with australia if thats what you mean by the WTO. anyways our biggest ''customer'' is china so WTO sanctions wouldnt be that bad for us, hypothetically anyways as it wouldnt happen
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From what I have heard of the investigation in the last hour or so they gave Adobe a decent grilling and all Adobe said was basically "cloud this, cloud that, cloud cloud cloud" and never actually answered any of the questions. Too bad the guy asking the questions doesn't have a clue. But when he catches them out on something he has a rather menacing look on his face biggrin.gif

Apparently they are also rather annoyed at Apple dodging tax in Australia and hopefully, since we know how much governments hate when you don't pay taxes, they will go after Apple and tear em a new one.

Pretty sure they are questioning MS atm. Will be interesting to see how it went.
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From what I have heard of the investigation in the last hour or so they gave Adobe a decent grilling and all Adobe said was basically "cloud this, cloud that, cloud cloud cloud" and never actually answered any of the questions. Too bad the guy asking the questions doesn't have a clue. But when he catches them out on something he has a rather menacing look on his face biggrin.gif

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Pretty sure they are questioning MS atm. Will be interesting to see how it went.
is there an online stream?? lol
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is there an online stream?? lol

If there is, the irony is that it will use Adobe Flash...
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