An awful lot of talk here about the interests of suppliers and measures to protect those. What I miss is the interests of consumers. Why is everything always about the former and rarely about the latter? If I buy something in the supermarket, I don't give a damn about any cosy arrangements regarding placement on the shelves or who sucks up most to the franchise owner. I care about price to me, and availability of the item I want. These threads always seem to bend to the commercial interests of the producer/manufacturer/importer/retailer. What really matters in all these cases is the consumer. If we don't spend the money, they don't get it.