A consumer protection law in Taiwan requires Internet software retailers to offer potential customers a week-long free trial of any application that can be purchased via download. According to the government of Taiwan, Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market both fell afoul of the policy.
If the same were applied to physical things such as cars, buildings or consumer electronics, we would have no progress. Week-long free trial for cars or clothes would be ridiculous.
p/s: am not against free trials, but against the use of force.