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Six jailed for illegal DVD sales in Dubai

Old Oct 12th 2009, 8:46 am
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Six foreigners trading in the UAE have been jailed after being convicted of engaging in parallel imports, the practice of goods without the permission of the intellectual property owner

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Six foreigners trading in the UAE have been jailed after being convicted of engaging in parallel imports, the practice of goods without the permission of the intellectual property owner

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/57018...sales-in-dubai


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One of the regulars in my area knocked to say hello a few nights ago!

Titles not as good as before so declined!

Even in China it is getting harder to get good videos and many shops closed. Have picked up some fantastic "live music" DVD's there in the past, but gets less and less each visit.
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i think more and more people download now rather than bothering with the dvd lady...we haven't had ours over for months...

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One of the regulars in my area knocked to say hello a few nights ago!

Titles not as good as before so declined!

Even in China it is getting harder to get good videos and many shops closed. Have picked up some fantastic "live music" DVD's there in the past, but gets less and less each visit.
Grey market DVDs aren't the same thing as pirate DVDs.

These people were selling items intended for legitimate sale in poorer markets, where the IP owner sells at a lower price than in UAE. Sure it's no less legal - but it's not quite as dodgy as illegal copies.
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Six foreigners trading in the UAE have been jailed after being convicted of engaging in parallel imports, the practice of goods without the permission of the intellectual property owner

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/57018...sales-in-dubai


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Good in a way.

Good they were punished.

Bad that the store and the ultimate owner is still scot free.

If you shop at Spinneys Umm Sequim - it's that store with the words Disco and the year 2000 in its name....

and to address the downloading question - this is the best proposal going by far....

http://www.mediafuturist.com/2009/10...galize-it.html

long read. basically ISPs to pay for free music access by monetizing the service. Consumers not to foot the bill....
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