A tech price inquiry stalemate?

Consumers are praying that the government will find a remedy to Australia's IT price rip-offs but murky licencing costs imposed on digital content look set to create another hurdle in the quest for price point justice.

With submissions for the government’s inquiry into IT pricing fixing now in, the Department of Broadband Communications and Digital Economy has weighed in with what it thinks can be done to remedy the issue. However, as Ross Dawson points out this flurry of activity is unlikely to lead to a solution unless something is done about the licensing costs imposed on digital entertainment.

Australia’s Department of Broadband Communications and Digital Economy has provided a submission to the government’s Inquiry into IT pricing which runs through some examples of pricing disparities


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