Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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A good example of the Law of Unintended Consequences

See this rather interesting little article about why so many sweepstakes are void in Qiuebec. The more stringent the rules, the greater the incentive to avoid them...

ETA: And another example, this time about a bill that would make radio stations pay for the music they air. The broadcasters (AFAIK) did little to prevent this fee from being levied on Internet and satellite-based radio, secure in their legal exemption and thinking it would just hurt their competitors; that ridiculous inconsistency of law has now come back to haunt them...
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