Counterfeit goods(hereinafterreferred to as "bootleg") is not acceptable at J-Popconunder anycircumstances. If you see anythingyou thinkisbootlegin thedealerroom, thegame roomorany other part of the convention, please contact the Reception immediately. Do not confront the dealer yourself. J-Popkai has implemented a three-strike policy regarding dealers who bring bootlegs to J-Popcon:
Firststrike:The dealer will be asked toremovethe item which have beenidentifiedas abootleg by a J-Popkai Organizer.If the dealer declines they will be made to leave the convention immediately, J-Popkai will not refund the fee pre-paid for the booth, but the dealer will not beblacklisted.
Secondstrike:Theproduct or products which have been identifiedasbootleg by a J-Popkai Organizer will be confiscated by J-Popkai, and returned after the end of the convention.If the dealer declines they will be made to leave the convention immediately.J-Popkai will not refund the fee pre-paid for the booth, but the dealer will not beblacklisted.
Thirdstrike:The dealer isexpelled from the convention andblacklisted.They will no longerbe welcome at J-Popcon,or any otherevents organized byJ-Popkai.At the same time, other Danish conventions will be notified of J-Popkai's decision, and the decision will be published on the J-Popcon website. J-Popkai will not refund the fee pre-paid for the booth.
Astrike expires after J-Popconhas beenheld threetimes.Dealers may be removed fromthe blacklistafter a minimum ofthree years, andonlyaftera signedguaranteethat theydo not carrybootlegs with them to the conventionhas beenhanded over toJ-Popkai.A violationof this agreement willbypass thethree strikessystem, resultinginthe dealerimmediatelybeing put back on the blacklist,and the loss ofanydeposit made according to theagreementreached betweenthe dealer andJ-Popkai, which allowed them to be removed from theblacklist.
Any J-Popkai Organizer has the authority to request the removal of products, and issue strikes. Their decision can be overruled by the head of Sales, or the J-Popkai chairman, who can be contacted through the Reception. Dealers cannot be expelled from the convention by any Oraganizer but the head of Sales or the J-Popkai chairman, nor can they be added to the blacklist without at least one of them giving their consent.
This policy takes effect from January 1st 2015.