Tuesday, March 20, 2007

CD Wow braces for fine

A judge has rejected CD Wow's explanation of its breach of a 2004 promise to not sell records sourced outside Europe. CD Wow said that it was human error; the judge didn't believe them. The BPI, of course, are delighted:

"The BPI will be using this judgment to ensure that no other company unfairly undermines legitimate retailers in the UK that are trading successfully and respecting the law," BPI lawyer Roz Groome said.

Respect for the law, of course, is a good thing - but what if it's a bad law? A law which allows British record companies to charge Britons more for an item for no other reason than they can (and they can, because of that law)?

CD Wow will be fined in July.

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