Why piracy in China isn't going away

Friday, 14 April 2006, 7:19 PM EST

The Chinese government must be putting some serious pressure on domestic computer makers. A box builder like China's Founder, which makes PCs primarily for domestic consumption, doesn't agree to fork over a quarter of a billion dollars in the next three years because it suddenly had an attack of conscience. More royalties mean higher computer prices. In China, more so than other places, higher prices mean fewer sales. For that to happen, somebody must be leaning on it and the other PC makers pretty heavily.

At InfoWorld.

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