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    Re: Disney fined for rip-off princess toy

    There are merits to both sides of this argument. But for me, the bottom line is that my first impression, when looking at the photos, was "hmmm....that's messed up." do the right thing people!

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    Re: Disney fined for rip-off princess toy

    One thing courts look at is intent, was the design of the package intended to deceive or an organic part of the packaging's nature? Based on how the graphic overlay completely covers the empty chambers, the court ruled that the product's packaging was deceptive. Why else would the overlay be designed as such?
    And even if one doesn't think it should be illegal to do this, Kantian deontological ethics would say it is ethically wrong to intend to deceive for monetary gain, especially when directed at children. That's why the packaging just "feels wrong" to some posters.

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    Re: Disney fined for rip-off princess toy

    Quote Originally Posted by indianajack View Post
    One thing courts look at is intent, was the design of the package intended to deceive or an organic part of the packaging's nature? Based on how the graphic overlay completely covers the empty chambers, the court ruled that the product's packaging was deceptive. Why else would the overlay be designed as such?
    And even if one doesn't think it should be illegal to do this, Kantian deontological ethics would say it is ethically wrong to intend to deceive for monetary gain, especially when directed at children. That's why the packaging just "feels wrong" to some posters.
    I agree. BTW - the newspaper story says the money goes to the government, not the girl or her parents. She was made whole because the prosecutors bought her toy from her for the original purchase price. The prosecutor's employers (ie., the government) will keep the rest of the money.

    Girl and other children who were disappointed: 0, Government: $225,000

    At least she learned a good life lesson. Don't trust packaging, and don't trust the government.

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