They seem to be keen(ish) to sell most things to the rest of the world, so I
dont see how it can be a copyright issue. Ok, yes some countries of the
world are famous (infamous) for their trade in counterfeit goods, but not
the UK (unless someone is going to tell me different)
An intelligent person (not that I am admitting to anything, just incase of
legal implications) would get a person in the USA or Canada to get the CD
and ship it to them.
Especially the MS discs that are free and USA/Canada citizens just pay the
handling fee. There would be no customs duty on a zero commercial value
Add to this the fact the products that I am talking about are free to
download (just huge) to the rest of the world. What does microsoft have
against shipping cds worldwide? When I ask, they just say the CDs are "not
available in your country. Please download off the microsoft web site"
Yet they can get Visual Studio Enterprise edition to me anywhere in the
> Is anyone sure that it doesn't have anything to do with copyright laws. I
> know many countries are lax with their enforcement, this may limit
> Microsoft's desire to sell outside the US. Also, many times an encryption
> problem results when exporting US encryption mechanisms.
> Do you want to see the Matrix?
> Andrew Shafer
> > <quote>I guess there are different VB products for different parts of
> > world. <unquote>
> > I do wonder about that. Ok, so people in France might want a version in
> > french, but (for instance) I am in the UK english is the official
> > My copy of Word insists on US-English spellings in its spell checker
> > is annoying, but it still works. Does this mean that I cant/shouldnt
> > at a microsoft retailer next time I am in the USA on vacation (holiday)
> > business and buy copies of my favourite software.
> > I do notice a considerable price difference between prices for the same
> > publications in the USA and UK but that is true of most products (This
> > known in the UK as Ripoff Britain)
> > What really gets me is the number of items that just are not available
> > outside of the USA. A number of MS developer tools are available on CD
> > only for the USA and Canada) or dowload for the rest of the world (try
> > downloading the platform sdk on a 14400 US robotics <g>)
> > > LOL...The box says "For distribution in USA/Canada only". I guess
> > are
> > > different VB products for different parts of the world. I wouldn't
> > > someone from Europe installing this and crashing their system.
> > > I bought this a couple of years ago just to try it out before moving
> > VB
> > > 5.0 to VB 6.0. I now have the Universal MSDN subscription, so I no
> > > need the software.
> > > Rocky
> > > > Rocky -
> > > > Why US and Canada residents only?
> > > > Is there a catch in this offer, like timeshare scams, or (b) are you
> > just
> > > > basically racist/xenophobic or (c) are you following the microsoft
> > of
> > > > making products only available to north americans in some hope that
> > > will
> > > > keep you ahead of the rest of the world in product development,
> > > > forgetting that a good deal of your revenue comes from the rest of
> > > world
> > > > (microsoft that is, not you)?
> > > > > This is for US and Canada residents only.
> > > > > If you are serious about programming in VB, but you have an older
> > > version
> > > > > (3.0/4.0/5.0) and would like to own 6.0, please contact me through
> > > > > regular email. I have a free copy of 6.0 Professional (learning
> > > edition).
> > > > > You pay shipping and it's yours.
> > > > > Please don't waste this copy if you are not serious about
> > > Let
> > > > > someone have it who is serious.
> > > > > Rocky Clark (Kath-Rock Software)