Austrian Court Forces Online Shop from Luxembourg to Stop Deliveries to Austria

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A Recent judge of the Austrian court, on behalf of Austromechana, subdues the Luxembourgish company to the fees of austromechana and forces shoXX to stop on May 1st delivering storage devices & Blank Media to Austria.

ShoXX.com a popular online store, based in Luxembourg and is one of the leading providers in Europe for blank CD and DVD media, and storage devices.

Because of its cheap prices and its basement in Luxembourg, the shop was very popular in Austria for media and storage devices.

Austromechana the copyright society fought hard for years to stop shoXX and all other similar shops , preventing Austrian customers to use the posibility ot the European Union of e-commerce among european countries.

A Recent judge with the case number 19CF62/05 of the Austrian court, on behalf of Austromechana, subdues the Luxembourgish company to the fees of austromechana and forces shoXX to stop on May 1st delivering storage devices & Blank Media to Austria.

Austromechana is a society protecting the copyright laws and benefits in Austria whenever you buy a flash card (e.g. Smartmedia or CompactFlash or a blank media, CD, DVD, multimedia HDs etc), a percentage of the price is wired directly to AustroMechana (Austrian version of the RIAA).

Now, AustroMechana are strongly urging the government to extend this to harddisks as well.

"Since the decision has been published, we received hundreds of E-Mails of customers", says Mr. Sven Strowig, CEO of shoXX.com. "We hear all-around protests again this judgement, because the consumers see that their rights have been restricted massively". But unfortunately shoXX has not the necessary ressources to fight against the judgement on EU-level.

ShoXX.com is stopping the business in May 1 and till then has made a special last offer for -5% using the code :DANKE (thanks in English) to all Austrian customers.

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