1. Post #1
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    Aide's Avatar
    March 2010
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    Today I stumble across something called Final Combat. While this game isn't new. It is a game parody based off of Team Fortress 2 by Valve. Now while copyright laws in china do exist. The enforcement of these laws seems almost nonexistent especially on matters regarding international copyright infringement. According to Berne Convention currently a 185 countries recognize Berne Convention(An international agreement governing copyright) one of which is China. My question to you is, What do you think countries should do about blatant copyright infringement in china?




    I understand that isn't just a problem in china it's global. I also understand that in some matters is just a parody, I wanted to keep this short in order to see peoples view on the matter copyright infringment.

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  2. Post #2
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    November 2011
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    I think we should at least notify Gabe Newell, being one of the most powerful CEO's in America, he would do something.
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  3. Post #3
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    Fuck all can be done, and organisations like the RIAA know that; so they content themselves with scraping Western pockets clean with lawsuits.
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  4. Post #4
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    October 2007
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    The company my dad works for had the plans for a multi-million dollar machine they designed stolen (without realising) and it was copied, piece for piece, in china.

    Because of the ways that China views international copyright laws, there was nothing the company could do about it, so they stopped all trade with China, which stopped the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars between the West and China.

    I think this is the appropriate response that companies should go ahead with if they find China is copying any of their products illegally.

    This happens a lot, just look at the designs of a lot of Chinese cars (remember that Top Gear episode?) and the massive market of fake phones (especially iPhones).

    The Chinese government has no regard for copyright laws, as they know that if they did, their industry would be severely crippled, as the West generally has a better ability to design products and machines, while China usually just manufactures them for the West.
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  5. Post #5
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    March 2010
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    Question I continue to ask myself should we begin to shift where we manufacturer goods. You know the expression never keep your eggs in one basket. Should that be applied when manufacturing good for cheap.
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  6. Post #6
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    February 2009
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    I think it's find the chinese copy our shit, because then there will start a competition and
    then the western companies will get there fat asses moving and start making some better and cheaper games.
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  7. Post #7
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    July 2010
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    I think it's find the chinese copy our shit, because then there will start a competition and
    then the western companies will get there fat asses moving and start making some better and cheaper games.
    What if Chinese businesses copy our innovative products?
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  8. Post #8
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    What if Chinese businesses copy our innovative products?
    That would surely make some pricing competition and the companies would have to lower the prices to compete with the chinese. (which would be good for the customers)
    In another perspective I think most of us know that Chinese copies are often really bad and that's one of the reasons they are so cheap.


    Here's a question: Would you buy the real deal product or buy the fake (that are cheaper).
    Most people would buy the real deal because they know it's better quality.
    So I dont think we should care that much about chinese copying our products.
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  9. Post #9
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    I think it's find the chinese copy our shit, because then there will start a competition and
    then the western companies will get there fat asses moving and start making some better and cheaper games.
    So your idea is that nothing is protected and/or everything should be cheaper and better?
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  10. Post #10
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    February 2009
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    So your idea is that nothing is protected and/or everything should be cheaper and better?
    Well at some point it can't get cheaper and by better i mean quality, something they real have worked hard on, something they really enjoy spending time on afterwards and not just for the money.
    Then you've end up having a very loyal fanbase and people will feel like spending money on your product.
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