China conducts large-scale anti-piracy campaign

    Yes, probably, for many of us the phrase “Chinese products” automatically causes association with millions of varieties of pseudo-iPhones, all kinds of android tablets, fake flash drives and other tricks. I even remember how a friend of mine showed me a laptop where the Chinese tricky way changed Win98 beyond recognition, making it almost identical to WinXP (for an uninitiated user), replacing all real hard data with fake data. As a result, the P2-based laptop showed features like the advanced P4. In general, not only books can be written about the Chinese and their products, but entire libraries can be filled with such books. Of course, there are good products, but still a very large number of Chinese products are based on the development of other companies, on the software of other companies, it is clear that the latter do not receive any satisfaction as a result of such an impudent copy. In general, now the Chinese government is about to forget about the country's dark IT past, and begin a large-scale fight against pirates and pirated products.

    Again, how can one not recall fake Chinese chicken eggs, photographs of the cooking procedure of which appeared quite a while ago on many popular resources (chipkinet, yeah). And now, the Chinese government is going to put an end to all this. Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said this week that the government is set to put an end to the import and export of pirated software, DVDs, books, and other products that infringe on copyright and various patents. It seems that the government of the Celestial Empire wants to whitewash its country, and start all over with a white sheet (but with technology that has been “borrowed” for many years that nobody can take back)?

    The anti-piracy campaign begins at the end of October and lasts for half a year, after which, as the Chinese government hopes, pirated products will be noticeably smaller. The news agencies of this country unanimously reiterate that "the perpetrators will be subjected to serious punishment." So the campaign seems to be really massive. By the way, the Chinese are now ordered to work only with licensed software.

    It is possible, of course, that China simply began to make concessions to the US government, which had already announced long ago that if China did not stop violating copyright laws, the most serious economic sanctions would be applied to this country - and this is not a very good prospect for the developing so booming country. Of course, there is an option that China will conduct a couple of exemplary operations, and everything will remain the same, but somehow the Chinese media are saying a lot about this.

    By the way, only the pirated software market is estimated at about $ 7.6 billion for China. It’s scary to even think how much this country earns on pirated goods in general. It seems that this is a fairly significant part of the budget, with which, it seems, China is ready to part with to whitewash itself in the eyes of its close and distant neighbors.

    Well, has the Chinese phonons come to an end? It seems to me unlikely.

    Via CNET

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