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Technology giants Microsoft and Apple have been summonsed to appear before a federal parliamentary committee to explain why Australians are forced to pay more for some of their products compared with other countries.
The committee has also issued a summons to Adobe, with all three companies to appear before a public hearing on March 22.
If they fail to turn up they could be held in contempt of Parliament, which carries a range of possible penalties including fines or jail time...
The last and only case I can recollect were two bozo's who ignored the summons. They were both arrested in a very short space of time, placed upon a plane to Canberra and appeared before parliament.
So people in developing nations should pay the same price for Office, Windows or other software to support this Utopian view of competition? Aren't you then pricing many things out of their reach and further penalizing people in these markets?