|03-20-2013, 05:52 AM||#46|
Literacy = Understanding
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The World of Books
Device: Sony PRS-950, Nook Tablet
Our Food and Drug Administration and the drug manufacturers admit there is no difference at all between the American and Canadian versions, except for the market and that Canada controls drug pricing whereas America does not.
What Wiley wanted was to replicate the situation with drugs for books. Without the resale doctrine as SCOTUS upheld it, the already exorbitant prices paid for textbooks would likely increase in the United States because there would be no effective competition. Pricing is only exorbitant and not highly exorbitant today because of the secondary market.
As for other countries and that pricing might rise there, it isn't clear to me why Americans should be concerned. Why is it the American consumer's responsibility to subsidize non-American consumers?
Last edited by rhadin; 03-20-2013 at 06:03 AM. Reason: correct spelling error and clarify 1 point
|03-20-2013, 09:25 AM||#47|
Old & Busted Hotness
Join Date: Apr 2012
Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0,Asus TF700T, K1-2-3-Fire
I don't care if the precious all powerful corps feel so 'put upon' by having to live with the market environment they created. It's about time the pendulum started moving back toward the consumer. We must own the things we buy. It id also NOT the responsibility of said consumer to know s grey market item from a hole-in-the-ground. The corps can't continue to control everything in our daily lives. That id a very deadly end.
|03-20-2013, 08:33 PM||#48|
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