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  •  thank Dog! (3+ / 0-)
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    marleycat, Losty, Iberian

    Did somebody really say, way up above, that US citizens would no longer be able to buy books and movies FROM NON-US publishers/distributors, CREATED OUTSIDE OF THE US, of titles that ARE NOT AVAILABLE FROM ANY US SOURCE?

    so... if nobody in the US is producing ANY edition of academic title X from Oxford, or Denmark, or whatever, I would not be ALLOWED to buy one for Amazon.uk or Amazon.de or some such?

    what could possibly be the justification for this?

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 12:20:36 AM PDT

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    •  Cash money, pal. They want more of it. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 09:53:39 AM PDT

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      •  well, but what I thought was said wouldn't get (0+ / 0-)

        ANYBODY any of my money? manufacturers who have decided NOT to produce what I'm interested in, can STOP me from buying it from someone else?

        sorry, that's just crazy.

        "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

        by chimene on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 08:15:27 PM PDT

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        •  No; they will still produce it. (0+ / 0-)

          They will simply produce it elsewhere and import it, making it illegal for libraries to buy it, or for you to get it used (legally) or from any other vendor more cheaply.

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 08:45:09 AM PDT

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