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Initial post: 13 Jul 2013 10:54:57 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2013 15:41:31 BDT
Damaskcat says:
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Posted on 13 Jul 2013 23:17:18 BDT
Grev says:
I think anyone who changes their address should be taken out and shot. Also, people who wear odd socks should be fed to giant mutated juju sharks. Firm but fair, that's my motto.

Posted on 14 Jul 2013 08:14:33 BDT
Chris Morse says:
& Damaskcat
I've been googling, but I can't find anything about it being fraud to buy something from one country that is unavailable in your own. If you can post a link that would be helpful.

Posted on 14 Jul 2013 08:37:46 BDT
Red9 says:
This forum is about Amazon Vine and not a general Amazon moaning outlet.

Posted on 14 Jul 2013 15:49:58 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jul 2013 13:08:21 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Lying about your address in order to get something you can't buy in the UK is fraud. You don't need to know much about legislation to know that misleading people in order to get something would come under that definition.

In any case it is against Amazon's terms and conditions and could lead to them closing your account. If you want to take that risk - your choice. Personally I wouldn't have thought it was worth risking.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jul 2013 13:29:35 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2013 17:06:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jul 2013 19:49:45 BDT
I don't see what the problem is here. By changing his address the OP gets to read Tom Clancy's books on his Kindle, Amazon get a sale and Tom Clancy will get his cut. Happy days for everyone (except Damaskcat).

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2013 18:23:35 BDT
Bob says:
"You don't need to know much about legislation to know that misleading people in order to get something would come under that definition."

Exactly my point about this JKR Chap.

Posted on 14 Aug 2013 17:41:40 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2013 09:20:57 BDT
Damaskcat says:
That is rather different since there is no law against calling yourself by another name to write a book.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2013 14:16:16 BDT
Bob says:
There is no law against anyone using whatever name they like, I don't care what name an author or anyone else uses. My point was that for an "unknown" author by giving a false background which stated specific expertise a potential purchaser could well have thought that this expertise would make the fictional story more realistic and hence buy it.
If this increased purchases then I am back to my original statement that it was fraudulent as the author gained from the misrepresentation.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2013 15:07:03 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Bob - we're going to have to agree to disagree over the author issue I'm afraid.

The issue of giving a false address to enable access to anything you're not entitled to under your correct address is a whole different ball game.

Yes you can call yourself anything you like - PROVIDED you don't do it with the intention to defraud anyone.

Posted on 15 Aug 2013 19:57:17 BDT
A Reviewer says:
"The issue of giving a false address to enable access to anything you're not entitled to under your correct address is a whole different ball game."

The address-lock on internet downloads has nothing to do with whether the buyer is 'entitled to' buy the content or not. It's simply a region-lock in the seller's licensing deal with the publisher - a practice which the EU will put the kibosh on sooner or later (dividing the internal market and all that).

Posted on 20 Aug 2013 04:57:38 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2013 08:58:07 BDT
Damaskcat says:
It isn't actually. It's to do with different publishers operating in different areas. Not something the EU could or should become involved in. To use a well known example - J K Rowling's Harry Potter books are published by Bloomsbury in the UK and Scholastic in the US but JKR herself has the digital rights for the series and sells the e-books through her own web site. I'm not sure whether she also sells translated editions.

So it's everything to do with which publisher has bought the rights to which edition from the author for which geographical territory. The EU can't come along and tell publishers which countries they should sell to if they don't have the rights from the author to sell in those countries.

Posted on 21 Aug 2013 18:50:11 BDT
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Discussion in:  Amazon Vine Member Forum
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Initial post:  13 Jul 2013
Latest post:  21 Aug 2013