Originally Posted by HarryT
What this decision means, though, is that manufacturers have effectively lost the right to be able to set prices according to local market conditions, and that's a very, very bad thing, which is going to end up being extremely bad for the consumer in the long term. This won't only affect consumers in the US - it will affect people all over the world.
I disagree. It limits the ability of publishers - we're talking copyrights here, not manufacturing in general - to manipulate pricing in a global market. If the price difference between India and the US is so great that it's profitable to buy books there and import them here to resell, then the publishers should be doing that themselves, not supressing competition.