Poor law

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 22 October, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 22 October, 1997, 12:00am

The letter headlined, 'Pricey CDs' (South China Morning Post, October 13), attracted my attention. I completely agree with your correspondent.

I believe that the recent amendment in the law regarding parallel imports, in fact, is an infringement on people's freedom and a hindrance to people wanting to receive information.

Foreign publications like I-D, The Face, New Musical Express, and Melody Maker are no longer on the shelves of local stores. Nor can you find recordings from cult music labels any longer. This is an unhealthy situation that should not be tolerated in a cosmopolitan city (like Hong Kong) which has always adopted a laissez-faire policy.

Local distributors are benefiting at the expense of consumers.