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Nov 29, 2000, 21:40 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The conversation we're about to hear could be occurring right now in real life, except we're going to imagine that a certain law relating to software transactions is already well-established throughout the country."

"Agent: Good day, Firebridge Tires customer service. This is John. How can I help you today?"

"Caller: John, I recently bought a new SUV equipped with your tires. Now I'm seeing on the Internet that people are having accidents because of problems with these tires, so naturally I'm a bit concerned about this."

"Agent: Sir, Firebridge Tires is aware of those reports. I want to assure you we are investigating, and when we identify the people responsible for those reports, we will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law."

"Caller: Prosecute them? No, you don't understand -- experts are saying that your tires can blow out for no reason. I'm calling because I assumed there might be some sort of recall."

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