FWD: The Color of Money (fwd)

Rohit Khare (khare@w3.org)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 18:24:35 -0400 (EDT)

> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 19:13:30 -0400
> From: The Old Bear <oldbear@arctos.com>
> Singapore has banned Hewlett-Packard's OfficeJet Pro 1150C printer
> because it doesn't conform to new regulations designed to thwart
> counterfeiters -- as of next month all color photocopiers sold in
> Singapore must be fitted with a counterfeit-prevention system,
> which HP has determined is too expensive, considering the OfficeJet
> Pro's modest price tag.
> HP says the next version of OfficeJet Pro probably will incorporate
> the system. Owners of color photocopiers in Singapore must have a
> permit to do so, which requires submitting a list of all users,
> keeping the machine locked up, notifying authorities within a week
> if it's moved, and keeping a log detailing what is copied, when it
> was copied, who copied it, etc.
> source: Wall Street Journal
> April 11, 1997