How To Solve China's Piracy Problem
From Slate: How To Solve China's Piracy Problem
By Henry Blodget
"In China, piracy is so entrenched that even the pirates complain about it. According to an article by Anne Stevenson-Yang and Ken DeWoskin in the March issue of the Far Eastern Economic Review, Chinese storekeepers who sell fake DVDs for 10 yuan gripe about street vendors selling them for seven. And the street vendors complain about competitors offering two-for-one specials.
But it's not just DVDs that are being ripped off, of course. It's everything. According to some estimates, as much as a third of China's GDP comes from piracy and counterfeiting, including more than 90 percent of the country's software and 95 percent of its video games."