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I'm from Asia and I can say that in developing countries like mine, there's not very much laws for the copyright and the illegally distributing copyrighted products.

We can download anything, share anything (of course not something that go against the country); from softwares, movies, music, photos, cracks, ... And that's why every shopping sites are always fraid of selling, exchanging with us, maybe even block our IP so that we cannot access to their websites.

I think that it is wrong, illegal but our lives is still poor and if we have to spend so much money on the copyright, we are not even be able to live.

So, how about your country? What do you think about the Copyright? Share with us.
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Oh OK, I see. lolololThanks for explaining the 'missing 106 days' lolol :-)
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To be honest, i do not think it is right to copy someone's work of costy effort without paying. It is discouraging and non-constructive. But given the fact that i only make $500 a month, with the intimidating inflation, with the unstable employment, without any social welfare, not mentioning the desperate price of an apartment, which means my $500 is really limited. That leads to a stingy me who consider the price of anything overwhelmingly. So the key issue here has little to do with morality, legislation or decent citizen, but much with how much do they want to earn. I will not go to the cinema if the discounted ticket is $7~10, and paying the similar money for a genuin dvd is also out of the question. I do respect the authors of wonderful intellectual products and i feel sorry that they do not have good business in our market. However i do not worry about that the whole entertainment business will go to a deadend because of the privacy. Many blockbusters pirated here had made a sensational profit. They are rich guys indeed.
'stealing'? Well, in a broad sense, maybe. Since i will not make any tangible contribution to their profit margin, either i choose not to buy it or i download it from the internet does not make differences.
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It is nice to see other people's genuin opinions of something.
To be honest, i do not think it is right to copy someone's work of costy effort without paying. It is discouraging and non-constructive. But given the fact that i only make $500 a month, with the intimidating inflation, with the unstable employment, without any social welfare, not mentioning the desperate price of an apartment, which means my $500 is really limited. That leads to a stingy me who consider the price of anything overwhelmingly. So the key issue here has little to do with morality, legislation or decent citizen, but much with how much do they want to earn. I will not go to the cinema if the discounted ticket is $7~10, and paying the similar money for a genuin dvd is also out of the question. I do respect the authors of wonderful intellectual products and i feel sorry that they do not have good business in our market. However i do not worry about that the whole entertainment business will go to a deadend because of the privacy. Many blockbusters pirated here had made a sensational profit. They are rich guys indeed.
'stealing'? Well, in a broad sense, maybe. Since i will not make any tangible contribution to their profit margin, either i choose not to buy it or i download it from the internet does not make differences.
Happy new year.
Dear JohnParis, I wanted to ask you one question: How much difference would it make for your "profit" when such movies are NOT released and original DVDs are NOT imported in third world countries? If I don't buy the DVD or download the movie, I can't go to cinemas to watch it either. So, for you, it would be a lose-lose game. But for me, I prefer to watch the movie illegally, because it won't be of any difference to you anyway.
Dear Starstruck. Thank you for your question. We do not share the same concept of what is right or wrong. You live in a country where the government you have chosen forbids you to see, read, listen to and experience many, many things. I am sorry that you are not free. I am sorry that your government forbids importation of so many things. But, in all sincerity, how can you justify taking what is not yours because a regime has declared it illegal or unsuitable for importation and that it wouldn't be sold in your country anyway?
These discussions a fruitful because they can help all of us to reflect upon what sort of people we wish to be and how we wish to lead our lives. Your culture is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the world. We in the west hunger for your films, in particular. We pay for them and by doing so support your cinema industry. If you have chosen to live under a set of rules that forbids you to buy what we have for sale, that is not a license to steal. You should live what you preach, heed the teachings of your culture police and not be tempted by the evil we produce.
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Dear JohnParis, I wanted to ask you one question: How much difference would it make for your "profit" when such movies are NOT released and original DVDs are NOT imported in third world countries? If I don't buy the DVD or download the movie, I can't go to cinemas to watch it either. So, for you, it would be a lose-lose game. But for me, I prefer to watch the movie illegally, because it won't be of any difference to you anyway.
How much difference would it make for your "profit" ?
Not much at all because sales were never projected for your country and, therefore, would not have been included in the distribution business plan.
So, if I understand you correctly, you have no objection to taking something because it was never planned that it would be available to you in the first place. In other words, because it won't make any difference in my profit or loss, it is OK to take the work. That is a very interesting ethical question and merits further discussion. I wish others would comment on this - I'm fascinated.