TThe recent announcement by Woolworths that the price of CDs would come down by around 25-30% if parallel imports were to be allowed, supports the view of the ACA, and others, that there will be significant price benefits arising from the proposed changes.
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"I also think CDs are overpriced - at $30 to $35 they are way too expensive for most wage-earners to buy on a speculative basis - which means much unestablished talent never gets heard. The actual cost of CD production has come way down - but there has been no reduction in the price of current CDs. There would be many more CDs sold if prices were more in line with actual costs (not inflated record company costs) - which would be good for the local music scene in general."
One of the reasons piracy exists at all is because of the inflated costs of legitimate products to consumers. As parallel importation will bring the price of CDs down in Australia piracy will become less attractive.