Sophia wrote:I think the punishment for the physical psychological and spiritual violence you have just described should be enough to bankrupt the organisation or individuals that perpetrated it, so that they can't afford to do it again. There is no excuse for one man to have the right to do this to another.
Bravo Sophia, I agree entirely.
There are two elements (in my mind) to the application of the fee schedule. One is, as Sophia has said, a deterrent - to prevent those that ASSUME that they have power over us (which, in fact they don't) from abusing us for their own profit. Any (re)action on our part that prevents such abuse must, by definition, be worthwhile. The second element is compensation, which appears to be where the thread originated. As there is nothing of value in circulation and TPTB only understand their fiat system, this is the ONLY way to "hit them where it hurts", i.e. in the pocket. Bankrupt enough of them and they'll start to get the message that they can't do this with impunity.
Furthermore, as HR said, they are always given an opportunity (usually several) to rebutt the fee schedule, and fail to do so, despite being warned that this will be the default position should they so fail. It is, IMHO therefore UNREASONABLE for THEM to contest that which they were warned about in advance and specifically NOTICED (thereby given a duty) to respond to.
AS for what is lawful, they regularly and blatantly flout the law at every opportunity. Ours is the moral high ground, as well as the lawful path.