IAR Freedom of Speech (24/Jul/2011) - LATEX NEWS
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“There is much discussion in the latex fetish scene about the activities of a number of chinese latex manufacturers, who came into the market with force, stealing both latex designs and even the photos from catalogues and magazines for their advertising.
They often use low quality latex material containing unknown chemicals and their workmanship often lacks quality as well. On the other hand, their designs are often sold at prices clearly below those of the original designers.
This topic is one of the most discussed topics among latex enthusiasts these days and so it was of course also being discussed on the IAR Latex Forum.
But no longer, because that forum is sponsored by one of those chinese latex companies and the forum owner now clearly forbids any negative statements about their sponsor, threatening all who violate that rule with being banned from the forum.
In a statement, he argued that a custom made-to-measure latex catsuit should not cost more than $ 100, which is simply impossible to make with good materials and workers, who are paid fairly. He has other bizarre opinions about these topics and it seems like his forum would be the ideal place to discuss them - if only he would allow this discussion, which he does not.
I find it sad, that a forum will sell freedom of speech for money. Might be better to get a different sponsor… P.S.: LatexNews needs sponsors as well, but I have refused several offers by companies, who are ignoring other people’s rights.”
-Commentary by Alexander Horn (via LatexNews)