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Old 04-01-2011, 08:00 AM   #1
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You thought Geo Restrictions were bad now?

The UK is considering a move to restrict the number of books sold by foreign authors, according to this.

As if it's not difficult enough at times to buy some books due to geographical restrictions.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:03 AM   #2
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Just be careful to avoid brushing your head on the spaghetti trees as you enter the foreign books holding store...


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The UK is considering a move to restrict the number of books sold by foreign authors, according to this.

As if it's not difficult enough at times to buy some books due to geographical restrictions.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:11 AM   #4
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That looks like an April Fools Joke .... !
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:12 AM   #5
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The status of British authors who move overseas or adopt "foreign" writing styles, like Lee Child, remains a grey area.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #6
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That looks like an April Fools Joke .... !
You think
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:21 AM   #7
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I think there's a remote possibility that this might be an April Fool:

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The Bookseller has learned Prime Minister David Cameron is set to give a speech today [1st April] outlining his latest iteration of the "Big Society". A DCMS spokesman said: "The publishing industry needs protecting from the Browns, Larssons and Meyers of this world. We think British literature should be celebrated, not swamped. Crime novels set in gloomy Scandinavian forests have an unfair advantage over our cosy domestic settings, so we have to level the playing field to protect this vital domestic industry."
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:37 AM   #8
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That looks like an April Fools Joke .... !
Change UK to France and see if it still does.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:10 AM   #9
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Change UK to France and see if it still does.
Actually, we have something like this with music on radio.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:14 PM   #10
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I like the fact that there is a quote from Loof Lirpa Associates. They're always good for an enlightening comment at this time of year.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:26 PM   #11
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I like the fact that there is a quote from Loof Lirpa Associates. They're always good for an enlightening comment at this time of year.
Especially their well-known spokesman, Uwe Binhad .
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:30 PM   #12
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If Labour were still in power, this wouldn't have been a joke.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:54 PM   #14
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:41 AM   #15
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Ouch !
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