Michael Ip (zugok@gundam.com)
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 00:50:21 +1200


Prabal Nandy wrote:

> > Here's the short explanation: there is a law in Japan that prevents any
> > regular reseller (e.g. stores) from discounting new domestic music CDs
> > below the list price for two years. Once those two years are up, the
>
> That's an interesting law! Is it in place to protect the Japanese music
> industry somehow? Or to keep the price of CDs artificially low?

umm I'd think it's to protect the industr (something thought up by JASRAC?)
Anyway, CD prices in Japan are hideously expensive, I have just bought
several CDs from Tower.co.jp, and although prices are reasonable for Japanese
CDs, in comparison to CDs here at home, they are ay more expensive.

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