Talk:Trade Descriptions Act 1968

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Moved this page here due to incorrect name. Who do I trust more, J. Random Wikipedian, or HMSO? ;-) I've also stuck in a few redirects for common mistakes in naming Chris 01:14, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)

In referring to the association of alcohol with sex, the article speaks of regulations prohibiting this. This is not a matter normally controlled by the Trade Descriptions Act. The writer may be thinking of controls imposed by the Advertising Standards Authority, an industry voluntary regulatory body.


"looks like scanned images, but is actually text"

I think this is actually just scanned as images.

The original is certainly there, but to check that someone hadn't overlaid some kind of invisible text layer, I opened the file with GVim, and searched for some of the text (for example: '/1968'). It found nothing. Whereas the same searches in the 2nd PDF got results.

This suggests that PDF readers such as Evince, must be automatically recognising and extracting the text, on-the-fly!

Wow, well that's smart! Also very, very useful.

James. 84.92.119.154 (talk) 16:47, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

"The Act will be in conflict with the EU Unfair Commercial Practices Directive..."[edit]

  1. Precisely how is it in conflict? I've been trying to find a straightforward, non-specialist, summary of this for a while now. Having one here would be very useful.
  2. The section needs updating anyway.

81.158.1.136 (talk) 18:43, 2 June 2011 (UTC)