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Judge rules against CD-WOW !

mightyreds Avatar
9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6471863.stm

Judge rules against cheap CD site
Online music store CD-Wow has been found in contempt of court for selling illegally imported cheap CDs in the UK.
A High Court judge in London ruled that its owners, Music Trading Online, were "in substantial breach" of a 2004 court agreement to stop selling such albums.

Record companies complained that the site broke a deal not to buy CDs in places like Hong Kong and re-sell them in the UK without their permission.

CD-Wow said the judgement "spelled disaster for millions of music fans".

The company will be fined in July after an inquiry into how much it owes the record companies who complained of copyright infringement
mightyreds Avatar
9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
mightyreds
The company will be fined in July after an inquiry into how much it owes the record companies who complained of copyright infringement


That could be hefty!
#2
so the judge rules in favour of us getting ripped off.
#3
Online music store CD-Wow has been found in contempt of court for selling illegally imported cheap CDs in the UK.

Record companies complained that the site broke a deal not to buy cheap CDs in places like Hong Kong and re-sell them in the UK without permission. CD-Wow said the judgement "spelled disaster for millions of music fans". The company will be fined in July after an inquiry into how much it owes the record labels who complained of copyright infringement.

With retail sales of £21.7m in the UK in 2005, CD-Wow was the third largest online music retailer in the UK after Amazon and Play.

More @ BBC.co.uk
#4
But are we getting ripped off? When CDWOW sell a DVD they always clearly state that an item is an import (regional coding), do they not do this with CD's? The only people loosing out (on the additonal profit) are Mr & Mrs Bigshot at the record companies. People talk about piracy ruining the CD market but if people can't get CD's at a reasonable, rather than hiked-up UK price then the record companies will push people in that very direction & towards downloads (both legal & illegal) rather than CD's.
#6
Ha ha... confirms that I'm lazying today :lazy:
#7
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
But are we getting ripped off?


If you are referring to "dunno", they are actually in agreement with you. The CD-Wow prices are cheaper, and "dunno" is saying that the judge is in favour of us getting ripped off by other companies who charge extortionate prices...
#8
duckmagicuk2
If you are referring to "dunno", they are actually in agreement with you. The CD-Wow prices are cheaper, and "dunno" is saying that the judge is in favour of us getting ripped off by other companies who charge extortionate prices...


Apologies to dunno for mis-reading/understanding your quote & thanks Duck... for making me re-read.
#9
lol, sorry, i should have been abit clearer.

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