Dan of Mission: Don't get Shanghaied wrote 'Better than a casino', about the differences in the quality of pirated DVDs. Dan of Mission: Don't get Shanghaied can give us an insight into the mind of the consumer of pirated products.
"The funniest part is, there are pirated DVD brands. On the box there will sometimes be a sticker or a mark of some kind, denoting who produced this illegal copy. The quality of the DVDs with ‘the smiley face’ and’ the McDonalds logo’ have been so overwhelmingly superior, I struggle to imagine why I won’t buy them exclusively in the future."
This, let's call him a participatory journalist, shows us the value of brands. So now we only have to wait for counterfeit pirated brands.
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Angela Sun explores the world of fakes
Although this great video of Ms Angela Sun is from September 19, 2005, it is worth watching, because things have probably not changed much, or rather at all, if one reads the story above. Ms Sun "explores the world of fake Louis Vuitton, Versace and DVDs in China--the counterfeiting center of the world." See her Current video from Shanghai here.