After successfully installing pirated version of a software, you see on the screen 'Thanks for purchasing (this software). Enjoy'.
How many of you feel a pang of guilt-Consciousness??
back to the q you raised -
the government does allow import of intel or intel-compatible hardware into the country. such hardware is manufactured in intel-approved semiconductor fusing units. very costly even in terms of indian rupees or chinese yuans. on the other hand, many such duplicate manufacturing units are set up thruout the world, thailand, china, vietnam, panama, colombia; even south africa (minor). and the imports are let into india. so you see intel boards at a rate one-thirds of what the original would cost. add to it, evasion of custom duties on duplicate hardware, and y ...more
Today all the softwares companies are minting money by squeezing common man's hard earned income by charging 400% or quite possibly 500% margin of profits. Today, Moesebear has proved that a DVD can be sold within Rs. 50/ - then why other companies like Tips or Times are charging Rs.400 /- for one DVD. Aren't these companies or their owners are beahving like decoits who are snatching our heard earned money only because demands of these items computer softwares whether it is windows vista or XP or telly or even DVDs have become inelastic in nature. Today these softwares have become the life line of everyone and companies are exploiting this situation to their maximum benefits and sucking blood of the common user.