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4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 19, 2011, 06:52 DarkCntry
 
Bhruic wrote on May 19, 2011, 05:13:
Sure it's valid. The methodology they are using is to determine how many "fake" copies have been sold, multiply that number by the actual cost of the legit software, and use that number as "cost". What that does, however, is make the incorrect assumption that if the fake copies were unavailable people would have bought legit copies. Certainly true in a percentage of cases, but how high - or low - that percentage is is open to debate. It's just not 100%.

But you're missing the very important point...

People are *buying* these pirated copies...that is a lost sale because people obviously are desiring said product and are purchasing pirated instead of legal product.
 
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3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 19, 2011, 05:13 Bhruic
 
Sure it's valid. The methodology they are using is to determine how many "fake" copies have been sold, multiply that number by the actual cost of the legit software, and use that number as "cost". What that does, however, is make the incorrect assumption that if the fake copies were unavailable people would have bought legit copies. Certainly true in a percentage of cases, but how high - or low - that percentage is is open to debate. It's just not 100%.  
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2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 19, 2011, 04:46 DarkCntry
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 18, 2011, 23:48:
China piracy cost U.S. firms $48 billion in 2009: report.

BWAAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *DEEP BREATH* BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA.


Riiiiiight. Thanks for the laugh.
I always find it funny that they think a pirated copy of item X = a lost sale of item X.

I don't think the lost-sale reason is valid here. The prevalent piracy in China and SE Asia are that off bootlegs, the actual product copied and resold.
 
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1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 18, 2011, 23:48 xXBatmanXx
 
China piracy cost U.S. firms $48 billion in 2009: report.

BWAAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *DEEP BREATH* BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA.


Riiiiiight. Thanks for the laugh.
I always find it funny that they think a pirated copy of item X = a lost sale of item X.
 
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