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November 30, 2003

Invoking the Sale of Goods Act

Over at BoingBoing, Cory accuses FACT of intellectual dishonesty. A rare thing in the anti-piracy industry, after all. And for sure most of us are bright enough to realise that if we buy a DVD of a just-released movie from the suitcase of a lad in well-used running shoes, we might not be getting an entirely pukka product.

But, as it happens, as I was walking back from Walthamstow market today, I passed a consumer in the process of trying to get a refund from a pirate DVD seller because the picture quality was crap. So clearly some people are surprised when their 6.99 copy of Master and Commander turns out to be a hand-filmed copy with Chinese subtitles. I didn't stop to listen, but I did hear the poor bargain-hunter threaten to report the DVD sellers to Trading Standards.

Posted by Alison Scott at November 30, 2003 12:00 AM

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