Economics fail. You only get 'price the market is willing to pay' with monopolies.
What in the world are you basing that on? It's a basic tenant of economics. You have something to sell, people will either pay the price or consider it too expensive and go without/find an alternative.
Monopolies are only different because generally there is no choice but to pay the price.
I think you didn't get what I was trying to say. I was trying to say that software tends to be more expensive in your country because of import restrictions.
No, I got what you were saying, I just don't see it as relevant. IBM Australia doesn't need to import software from IBM USA, they can share the code and the development process. No importing needs to take place.
If you think this to be incorrect, what laws are you citing that would show me to be wrong? I'm genuinely curious.