News EU vote introduces restrictions on retailers' geoblocking

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  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    That darn EU and their red tape, how dare they protect consumers from unjustified discrimination. ;)
     
  3. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    sounds like steam would be in trouble unless they let people order different regions.
     
  4. jrs77

    jrs77 theorycrafting

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    A company or a private person has allways the right to refuse doing business with another party. If one decides not shipping to anywhere else than within Finland for example, then no court can force one to do so. There doesn't even need to be a reason given of why you don't want to do business with anyone. Everyone has the right to choes his business-partner freely.

    Seriously, this isn't worth the paper it's written on.
     
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  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Dude, come on, that's addressed right there in the article. I quote:
    You can refuse to deliver it to me, that's fine, but you can't stop me driving over the border and picking it up (or sending a courier).
     
  6. jrs77

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    You can't force me to sell you anything. Everyone can chose his/her clients, customers, etc as they see fit. It's done every day by a plethora of business, and it's not breaking any laws.

    That's why these proposed rules are not worth the paper they're written on.

    If I'm running a store, and you enter it and I don't like your face, then I can refuse to do business with you without further reason given. That's national law in allmost every damn country I know of.
     
  7. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    That is not what those rules are about.

    It is about companies that do business in multiple countries no longer being able to force you to shop in a specific store any more.

    Example:
    Under the old rules Apple can redirect a customer in France who tries to access itunes Germany to itunes France.
    Under the new rules Apple can not redirect a customer in France who tries to access itunes Germany to itunes France.
    But it has nothing to do with rules about Apple having to business with that customer in the first place.
     
  8. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Finally....
     
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