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Pirates in the Modern Era

We are a nation of cheaters. Sorry to say that but the notion of intellectual property is a very vague one in Poland. From the early years at a primary school on we learn how to cheat, how to get good grades without learning either by using home-made cribs or by stealing the intellectual property of others peeking into their paper.

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English

Russian pirates: pride and prejudice

Russia is one of the world leaders in software piracy after China, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Ukraine. With an estimated 87% software piracy rate, millions of dollars are lost each year. As Russia is seeking a WTO membership, many politicians and officials have already started taking steps to combat all kinds of piracy. Meanwhile, most of the Russian population not only uses the illegal copies but is also very proud of its huge and diverse market of illegal products.

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English

On Illegal File Sharing & Guilty Pleasures…

User-friendliness is paramount in the word of internet shopping. Sites like Amazon, iTunes, and other legitimate sources to buy media have gone to great lengths to make their platforms easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. Along the way, many features have been added in a desperate attempt to curb illegal file sharing, and encourage consumers to come back and keep spending.

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Italiano

La tecnologia… e come ci costringe ad infrangere la legge

Intuitività è un aspetto molto importante nell’ambito degli acquisiti in rete. Amazon, iTunes, e gli altri negozi online per comprare la musica e i film hanno fatto un bel lavoro di fare facile da usare e bello da vedere i suoi siti. Hanno anche aggiunto molti servizi utili in modo di convincere al pubblico di comprare le cose da loro invece di scaricarle illegalmente.

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