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Pirated Software Business

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ittechs310, May 27, 2010.

  1. ittechs310

    ittechs310 Junior Member

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    I was watching a clip on youtube about pirated software in China. Apparently its a million dollar business there, any opinion on this?
     
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    q3ick Regular Member

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    Duh? Although it is quite illegal in some countries.
     
  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    China and Russia are very lenient. The USA and many other countries are not.
     
  4. ittechs310

    ittechs310 Junior Member

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    Is it possible to run one in china but being physically located in usa? Or will the triads go after u..lol.
     
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    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Yes . . . It is possible and many do just that. You have to figure ways of laundering the money though.
     
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    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    When I lived in Ukraine you could just go to the store and bye pirated DVDs, CDs, etc. So, yeah im pretty sure its a big business. They would sell them for about 5 dollars too.
     
  7. zabSE

    zabSE Newbie

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    Hey man

    This is one of many businesses where I think if a westerner is seen even remotely near it, you'll be tail end and arse up into a police car before you know it!

    Living in Thailand bootleg stuff is big business, and I have seen quite a few westerners try to get in on the market. Undoubtedly a few are successful, but the second thai bootleggers find out about it, they call their friends in the police and have them nabbed. It's most probably the same in China and every other country.
     
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    I give it maybe another 5 years before this kind of stuff starts to get cracked down on in the other countries.

    Why?

    By then those countries will be more developed and more dependent on technology and the Internet. These pirate businesses will then become risk factors to the GDP of those countries, and the respective governments will start to enforce, or collect nicely from companies that want it stopped.

    Overall it's going to threaten industries and peoples jobs, and potential profits, and that's when it will get crushed.

    If you think 5 years is a short time, just look at how much the Inet has grown in the last 5 years. It's only going to continue to go faster from here on out.
     
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    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    China Government actually rely on the fake biz. there was a program I was once about it
     
  10. MrSmith

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    Why you think that? Selling of illegal software has been going on since the 90s. Why would it stop suddenly? It should in fact be more booming over the next 10 years since every household will have internet just like they have electricity. Fact.