Originally Posted by SteveEisenberg
A German eBook is thus worth more, so it's fair that they cost more.
No it is not, because we already pay a private copying lev
y for every storage medium – hard drive, SSD, USB stick, rewritable optical disk etc. – and any other device which can produce or display/play copies to make up for private copies.
German books and ebooks are actually more expensive because of the fixed book prices law
. Which means book sellers cannot compete via lowering book prices, yet another stupid anti-competetive law.