Tuesday, February 20, 2007

CD Wow heading back to court

Some three years after CD Wow settled a case brought by the large record labels, EMI, Warners and Sony-BMG are taking them back to the European court, claiming the site has again been importing cheap CDs from outside the EU.

Apparently, by sourcing CDs from the cheapest market and selling them to us at lower prices, they're, um, ripping us off:

"Consumers should not have to pay higher prices for CD-Wow to trade legally," said Matt Phillips from the British music industry group the BPI.

Phillips never explained why consumers would benefit from a company being banned from using the cheapest suppliers.

CD Wow says that Hong Kong sourced discs the RIAA companies claim they purchased from the site were "isolated cases" and the result of "human error".