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    D&G tries to diffuse HK anger over photo ban

    "Late Sunday, Dolce & Gabbana issued a press release to try to diffuse the anger mounting over what Hong Kongers are viewing as "discriminatory" practises favouring mainland Chinese.

    Last week, local newspaper Apple Daily reported that Hong Kong citizens were banned from taking pictures of the storefront of the Italian retailer, and posted a video online showing security guards telling journalists to stop taking pictures of the store.

    According to the report, D&G defended its policy, arguing that it was protecting its intellectual property, although the pictures were being taken from the public sidewalk........"





    discuss....
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    it's discriminating! i feel stupid... storefront online... what intellectual copyright there is... not as if the photos is taken inside the store.

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    Why bother?

    Just go right up, shaddap and just shoot .... up close................................................sounds familiar.......................................
    Take the shot!

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    It's nice to see the good citizens of Hong Kong showing up in force, unified and challenging what seems to be an act of blatant discrimination by Dolce & Gabbana.

    In some countries, people would have no choice but to rant online least they are met with an army of Ang Chias for "protesting" or "rioting".
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    I'll just shoot... and then walk away... come back later and shoot some more... let them stop me lor...

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    this reminds me of orchard road on sunday nit outside Taka/Ion...

    imagine hundreds of locals singaporean singing song and having line dance session
    will our local man-in-blue stop us??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian
    Why bother?

    Just go right up, shaddap and just shoot .... up close................................................sounds familiar.......................................
    My exact sentiments bro'
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images
    It's nice to see the good citizens of Hong Kong showing up in force, unified and challenging what seems to be an act of blatant discrimination by Dolce & Gabbana.

    In some countries, people would have no choice but to rant online least they are met with an army of Ang Chias for "protesting" or "rioting".
    Right .. we know which country is that, dont we ..

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    From the article it appears that the unhappiness was due to preferential treatment towards the rich China shoppers over the native Hong Kongers. China man can take photo but Hong Kong man cannot. So they not happy. Not really about their Police, or ours for that matter.

    In Singapore context though, there are also hard to deny unhappy sentiments local Singaporean have over Foreign Talents. Diluting of national identity, etc, all those old topics, just that here its manifested in different scenarios. The 'repulsions' will keep increasing if not managed well. If anyone recalled the CMC ruled in favor of PRC neighbors vs Indian local eating curry at home incident... This is one prime bad example of poor management by the authorities.

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    Great discussion. I was there during the protest at Tsim Sha Tsui last Sunday.

    Had a HK friend with me during that time but it seems that the issue is not entirely about favoring the China shoppers but favoring the foreigners in general. They have this ideology among the locals that HK man cannot do a certain thing while a foreigner can. Just like its being said, the dilution of national identity.

    Seems like they are facing the same problem as ours at a tremendous rate.

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    If they don't want ppl to take pics, then don't open up business!!!

    It's a irony. They want to open store, do up so nice with big signboard, but don't allow ppl to take pictures??

    What kind of logic is this?

    What's the point of doing a nice front shop?

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    its kinda funny that the incident had brought more cameras to their storefront.. are they going to sue the reporters and tv stations for IP infringement too..?

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