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Jason1729 (561790) writes "I have been ordered by judge to release a large amount of material in "electronic format". Typically it's only available as paper copies which are sold on copy protected paper. Illegal copying of this material has become rampant and a group of lawyers obtained the court order by claiming it would be easier for them to access the material on a computer screen rather than hard copy. It is fairly clear they intend to print and share the single copy rather than paying for certified copies.
I'm looking for a technological solution that will allow me to distribute the documents (with word processing formatting in tact), in "electronic format", complying with the letter of the court order, but also make it impossible or as difficult as possible to print the documents or share the electronic version.
I'd rather not get into a discussion on the morality of copyright as the cost to produce the material was far greater than the single copy price and had I known I'd be facing this court order, I'd have refused to create it to begin with. Total demand is around 5 copies and getting 20% of that means losing a lot of money." top
Jason1729 writes "According to The Toronto Star a $2.1 Billion lawsuit was filed yesterday against GM, Honda, Chrysler, and Nissan accusing them of collusion and artificially inflating prices on cars sold between August 2005 and August 2007. The issue is the difference in price on cars in Canada compared to the US, with differences ranging from 25-35%. One Toronto man paid $58,645 for a Jeep Cherokee in Canada, when the same car was advertised for less than $40,000 (U.S.) in the United States, says the statement of claim.
The companies are also punishing American dealers who sell to Canadians and refusing to honor warranties on cars later exported to Canada." Link to Original Source