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    Posted: Oct/23/2008 at 5:18pm
This is a great article that tells how microsoft is now implementing a black screen of death that will kick in if it see that your computer does not have genuine software in china.

The Chinese people responses to the new security measure are absolutely ridiculous.

Here is my favorite
"Why is Microsoft automatically connected with my computer? The computer is mine!" one angry blogger wrote on popular Chinese web portal Sina.com. "Microsoft has no right to control my hardware without my agreement."

No wait this one i cannot stop laughing about
"If the price of genuine software was lower than the fake one, who would buy the fake one?"

Link to article here
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2333050,00.asp



Edited by xmhoward - Oct/23/2008 at 5:24pm
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If Congress had any balls they would stop spending all their free time sucking up to Hollywood and their worries of MP3 downloads by college kids and do something about a real problem like software piracy in China.

 
O wait the US Treasury owes China 518 billion dollars. What was I tanking?
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A lot of Chinese do not have much expendable income in the first place. Piracy is rampant there.
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Piracy isn't limited to software, songs and movies. The Chinese reverse engineer all sorts of products then produce pirated versions.

Think: shoes, music stands, sunglasses, us patents...

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Good point Ian.
 
Hers is an old but funny story about how Piracy in China is even hurting their own factories:
 
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Here is a post from another site that has to deal with the Chinese being upset with the new piracy notice.
 
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The CSIA, Chinese Software Inudstry Association, has announced that they will be suing Microsoft over this.
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I think Microsoft and other companies who face these Chinese piracy issues should simply announce that until China cracks down they will look to other countries to supply/manufacture their goods. 
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Truth be known the Chinese Government is probably using illegal versions themselves..

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote woodio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/29/2008 at 12:32pm
Originally posted by Josh Van Cleave Josh Van Cleave wrote:

Truth be known the Chinese Government is probably using illegal versions themselves..



Funny you should say that. They actually were. They released a piracy free government law recently that supposedly got legit versions on their machines.
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At least they are attempting to get legal...
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