will we be able to stop piracy?

@murkie (1105)
Philippines
March 5, 2011 5:59am CST
intellectual property piracy, that is. i've just seen in the news that quiapo is considered by a US report as one of the world's most notorious places for piracy. we've seen too many ads, too many protests, and too many campaigns to protect the intellectual property rights of publishers, artists, designers and authors, among others. however, despite of all these discouragements, the number of pirated materials seems to be increasing by the day. is the campaigning not enough? or are people just incorrigible?
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@sjvenden27 (1850)
• United States
5 Mar 11
The reason why piracy is growing so fast is the fact that there isnt any real conquesces for doing it.. Granted if you open up your own "shop" and start selling movies that are pirated... Your going to get caught.. But for the average Joe there is nothing stoping them... Yes there was a huge campaign but that was all talk and no action.. Its no different then a child that continues to do the wrong thing because all they are recieving is the threat of a punishment.. but until there is follow through they conitue.. Its unfornate but true have to do something to keep it from growing.. Piracy is all around us why is there nothing being done.. like u said
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@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
something is done. but that is like once in a hundred years, LOL. now that you mention it, i think that there is really no law against piracy, or none that i have heard of. sure every once in a while they "clean up" the streets and warehouses confiscating pirated merchandise. but the real culprits, the pirates, are left unknown. and even if they were known, no complaint could be filed against them. unless, of course, i am wrong. and i hope i am. =)
@med889 (5958)
5 Mar 11
People are not understanding at all how essential it is to stop piracy. Thankfully my lot is very strict on these subjects, if someone is writing a post with a link to piracy music then his/her account is deleted. So I thank my lot to take such initiative for people to understand at last that we should work together to stop this problem in the society.
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@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
i didn't know that. but it sure is nice to know that mylot is one of the few communities that is anti-piracy. awareness should start from communities (such as this) and spread outwards.
@inertia4 (27404)
• United States
5 Mar 11
I believe that piracy will always be around in some form or another. Every time they put new safe-gaurds on any form of media, the hackers always find a work around for it. It will be an on going battle to try and stop it. With the current technology it seems to be very difficult to stop.
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@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
quite true. i think it all depends on its "patrons" to stop themselves and take it into consideration. with people's cooperation and strict implementation, piracy could be prevented. but that would seem far-fetched.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Oh. That is a long way to go... Piracy will be hard to eliminate. There are more to it than those vendors we see... Confiscating the cds will not stop them from reproducing yet another batches of cds... Hehe.
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@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
how true. piracy has been tolerated to the extent that it has already become a part of life. it's too dangerous though.
• India
5 Mar 11
Piracy can be stopped if every one in the world is against it and take pledge that they they will not assist or use pirated material. Here comes the problem a very small fraction of people live with piracy.It gave them food.So how they can go back. Another group of people doesn't need this for a living.But they enjoys piracy.
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@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
you are right that piracy could be stopped if every one of us is against it. but in reality, this is next to impossible. people has various needs, and some wants to take advantage of piracy as a means of living. but they could find "legal" ways if they are really into it.
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
You cannot stop this piracy job even the rich country, USA, Canada, Japan, England, they are here to stay. For me to stop this illegal job is to lower the price of all the materials that are pirated and make a big fine who caught selling pirated items. In the Philippines, our own Filipino movies is really down since it was invaded by piracy. You're right, the piracy is increasing day by day, the government has no political will on this matter, they are not really serious, for them this is only a "small things". The government should act immediately on this pirated problems start with those private subdivisions up to the market. we all knew where to buy these pirated materials. Who can stop this piracy? Anyone?
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
For a country that is really poor and could not afford to buy genuine products piracy will continue to flourish since they are the once that could produce and sell cheap and affordable products to many of us here. I think there should be a compromised between the original producers and the consumers to make things affordable for us to do away with pirated products.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
unfortunately, though, most producers take pride in their expensive products. they opt to give too high a price for a product just so to promote exclusivity and class. this, in turn is exploited by the "pirates" who copy the product and sell to the "aspiring" masses who wanted to be a part of the class.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
And the cycle goes on since pirates find an opportunity in between to fill the gap between the wants of the masses here.
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@dong88 (796)
• China
6 Mar 11
Piracy is a headache.My own works encountered piracy,yet I will claim your rights and interests,just discover is so difficult.Why rampant piracy?Because piracy can bring great benefits.In addition,consumers conscience for further improvement.
@ajamiro (161)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
As I have observed that philippines can't stop piracy. Its a way of living for other people and also the most cheapest way to afford.