China's software piracy clampdown has cost $157 million in licenses

By Leeky ¬∑ 5 replies
Jul 18, 2012
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  1. China has spent over 1 billion Yuan ($155.9m) on the purchasing of licensed software as part of a three-year long national anti-piracy campaign to turn the tides on the use of pirated software across its government offices, according to Chinese…

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  2. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Great article Leeky!! Its kinda nice to see that not every person in China is a pirate and that the Chinese govt. is activly attempting to ensure thier own systems are all good. Maybe if the ppl of China see thier govt. standing tall and doing the right thing, it will be leading by example.
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  3. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 306   +73

    I am sure there are a lot more unlicensed software out there, but this is a good start and China is taking the initiative.
  4. Tygerstrike, I'd like to see you spending more than half or your month (~200$ avrg.) salary on windows, office etc. They are humans, they have bills to pay and they want to eat too.
    hmmm maybe U$A should introduce new windows tax to buy windows licenses and give away for poor countries?
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    A lot of people in China have a lot of money.
  6. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    @ Guest.
    Now I know money is tight every where. That being said, they have a computer. A item that would cost atleast 5 times the amount that any software on the consumer end in China would need. So your argument is half flawed. Yes they are ppl just like us. And yes they have problems just like us. But just because "Life Happends", is no excuse to in essence steal the software. The Chinese govt. is in this little act, attempting to show its own ppl that they wont be "that" type of govt.
    What,do you think all of China is one giant rice patty field? Do you think the higher ups in the govt live in straw and mud huts?? China and its ppl have the same populace dispertion that any other country that practices a free market has. There are rich and poor ppl. There is a middle class. There is uber rich and dirt poor. Pls try and do a bit of reaserch on the topic before you post. thx

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