|FROM ||Jon Bober
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] DMCA'd CD Recordings
On Tue, 18 Dec 2001 12:59:16 -0500
Ruben Safir wrote:
> Universal to release copy-protected
> in U.S.
> Universal told retailers that it would honor refunds on all returned
> discs -- even for CDs that have been opened.
> Retailers, such as TransWorld Entertainment in Albany, N.Y., welcome
> the initiative, and have spent time briefing their sales staff about
> the new technology and possible snafus. It is preparing to
> refund'' the consumer's purchase price at its 1,000 stores
> including the ``Strawberries'' and ``Coconuts'' chains.
> ``They've been testing this in Europe and they're experiencing less
> than a 1 percent return rate from consumers. It really has turned
> out to be nothing,'' said Jerry Kamiler, TransWorld Entertainment's
> division merchandise manger. ``If we get the same results here, as I
> imagine we would, I don't think it's going to manifest itself into a
> consumer problem.''
Perhaps it would be a good idea to start a "buy the cd, open it, and
return it" initiative in quiet protest (along with all of the loud vocal
protests.) Of course, such a thing may just get then to revoke the refund
policy. It would be quite annoying for them, however.
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