Sunday, February 11, 2007

Where to Find Genuine Software in Shenzhen? "Maybe in Shanghai"

Dr John, who wants to stay anonymous for obvious reasons, did an investigation into copyright piracy in Shenzhen for The Inquirer. He and his wife went from the back alleys to the public shops looking for pirated software. Dr John's story, with pictures made by his wife, is quite disturbing.

The most hilarious lines of this investigative piece of journalism:

"I asked the guy running the software shop where I could find a copy of genuine Microsoft Windows. I told him I needed it for something important. He really had no idea. "Maybe Shanghai. You might be able to buy it in Shanghai, but it will be very expensive.""

Read Dr John's article here.

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