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Get Up and Fight.............Join us?
Tuesday, 24th February 2015

We need to fight to keep our secondary market not only in the UK but in the whole of Europe, we need to stand together and ensure the OEM’s don’t succeed in their restrictive practices.........................the loss of the IT secondary market will have a huge impact on small business and in turn the European economy. Don’t sit back and expect someone else to fight this fight, it’s our fight, we need to collaborate and work together to secure the right of ownership and the freedom of consumers/business’ to freely chose their sales, maintenance and repair providers.

Here’s the reality, if the OEMS are allowed to follow through on their threat to lock in end users with restrictive processes and policies they will kill the thriving secondary market, a market currently valued at 30 billion Euros employing around 50,000 people. The restrictive practices include:-

  • Restricting Access to firmware and software fixes
  • Retrospective licensing of firmware
  • Penalties or fees applied for all secondary market products not sourced via the OEM controlled channels
  • Abuse of transfer restriction rules
  • Retrospective changes to the terms of use of software

If you work in the any of the following sectors of our secondary digital markets YOU and your workforce will be affected by this.....

  • Third party maintainers
  • Software support organisations
  • ICT brokers
  • Spare parts suppliers
  • Used software resellers
  • Rental and leasing companies

Free ICT Europe (FIE) is a non profit making foundation actively working to protect the European secondary market, today we are only a few with a big plan and we are confident of success, but we need money for our voices to be heard..........we cannot do it alone, so please join us?

As a foundation there will be no open record of companies that donate or participate, only those who wish to be named will be named.

Donate or join the foundation and either chose to participate in the activities in Europe alternatively do nothing more that support the foundation financially, knowing you have still played a part.................

..............doing nothing is NOT an option !!

Protect our secondary market today and for the future, follow this link to the Free ICT Website

http://www.free-ict-europe.eu/

If the OEMS are allowed to follow through on their threat to lock in end users with restrictive processes and policies they will kill the thriving secondary market, a market currently valued at 30 billion Euros employing around 50,000 people.
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