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    Yes indeedy, it's been quite an exciting time...

    Yes indeedy, it's been quite an exciting time with the federal inquiry going on. Will likely be a while before we hear the final word, and likely much longer before the government decides what (if...
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    The ACCC and I disagree. So please don't go to...

    The ACCC and I disagree. So please don't go to the trouble of suggesting anything else.
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    If there is something you don't know about,...

    If there is something you don't know about, please let me know. :)

    hahaha. uhhh... yeah...
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    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/05/why-does-the-witc...

    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/05/why-does-the-witcher-2-cost-more-in-australia/ *

    * You may be required to read between the lines. :)
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    Well, just a small update. The FOI request was...

    Well, just a small update. The FOI request was accepted and turned up no agreements (as expected.) So, on to the next part. After numerous back-and-forth between myself and a helpful chap at the...
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    Thanks Tagert, I kind of suspected the thread...

    Thanks Tagert, I kind of suspected the thread would get off-topic pretty quickly, especially if people misunderstood the context of my first post. - Perhaps I could have made it clearer.

    Glad to...
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    http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml?itemId=...

    http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml?itemId=809637



    You're implying that agents don't have to play by the same laws as everyone else?



    You don't understand my argument.
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    Would you like me to provide you with a list of...

    Would you like me to provide you with a list of cases involving agents conducting or suspected of involvement in price fixing with their directors, other agents and distributors?

    Still failing to...
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    Deano, I will re-itterate for both yourself and...

    Deano,
    I will re-itterate for both yourself and Lukasz. This has NOTHING to do with the 'cut' Valve is given by the publisher. It's about the tactics used by publishers to force Valve, and other...
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    Are you asserting prices are not being fixed in...

    Are you asserting prices are not being fixed in the UK or Australia? If the later, there are a number of problems with your prior paragraph;
    Mainly: "it's not Steam that's setting the price, it's...
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    The relevance is that online book sales destroyed...

    The relevance is that online book sales destroyed the brick and mortar booksellers in Australia. This is exactly how the free market is supposed to work. It's the core principle of capitalism - the...
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    That hit's the nail on the head. The Act...

    That hit's the nail on the head.

    The Act states that ANY pricing agreements need to be acknowledged by the ACCC. If they are not, it constitutes cartel like behavior, and is a civil and criminal...
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    Tell that to Angus and Robertson. ...

    Tell that to Angus and Robertson.

    http://www.theage.com.au/business/list-of-angus--robertson-stores-to-close-20110616-1g4un.html
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    Interesting point. Since most of our laws are...

    Interesting point. Since most of our laws are based on your laws there may be something along those lines in the Trade Practices Act/CC Act. I'll have to look it up. Most likely it would be ruled...
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    I believe they are. Are you sure? Are you a...

    I believe they are.
    Are you sure? Are you a lawyer? Ask me the same question and my answer will be the opposite of yours.
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    YOU GOT THERE EVENTUALLY! Congrats! Seriously...

    YOU GOT THERE EVENTUALLY! Congrats!

    Seriously though, we're way OT, so I've sent you a PM if you'd like to discuss further, which I am happy to do.
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    Like I said, I'm not here to argue with you. You...

    Like I said, I'm not here to argue with you. You apparently still don't understand what I'm saying.

    Steam cannot charge whatever they want, the price is dictated by the publisher. Is that plain...
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    Lukasz, thanks for the reply but I'm not here to...

    Lukasz, thanks for the reply but I'm not here to debate that topic. I am NOT talking about the agreement Steam has with it's publishers in regards to their cut. I am referring to the price...
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    Thanks TailSwallower. While I have not contacted...

    Thanks TailSwallower. While I have not contacted Kotaku directly, I have referenced a number of their articles (and excerpts thereof) in my request to the ACCC. While the content in articles from...
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    Steam Game Pricing Australia

    G'day all,
    I am putting together an FOI request to the ACCC regarding Steam's pricing agreements with it's publishing partners in Australia. I have been in contact with Valve Corporation & Steam...
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