India is Copying!
I had a good friend of mine recently come back from india in an effort to find a suitable IT host. He came back with some horror stories for software companies and devlopers. On his second day he ran accross some software vendors selling a "windows" type op system (forgive me I forgot the name). The vendors stated it was wrote by a Indian Software firm. When it evaluated the demo it was too aparent it was Windows 2000. Just one that had been manipulated to display different icons and Titles. So he bought a copy for $10. Yesterday we loaded it on a test machine noticing that most of the DLL's and OCX's were named the same as in Windows. We took a hex editor to win.exe and compared the outcome with the Indian Version, Walla a perfect match.
If you've paid $10 for a pirated version of Windows 2000 you have been ripped off. The going rate is $2.50
Are you saying there's illegal copying going on in Asia?!?!
Wow - you paid $10 for a pirated version of MS Win 2000.
I hope this test machine wasn't hooked up to the internet. Did you do any packet sniffing to see what kind of spyware they baked into it?
Our cost of developing software has gone way down since we moved operations to India. US copyright la is just too strict to permit efficient and effective development processes. Let the fittest developer win!
Is this forum legit? or full of a bunch of programming want-to-be's???
Don't you mean "prograemer"?
"Our cost of developing software has gone way down since we moved operations to India. US copyright la is just too strict to permit efficient and effective development processes. Let the fittest developer win! "
"Voila", not "Walla"
"In addition, we've found our costs of delivery have plummeted since we started stealing cars..."
"It was not pirated. This So-Called indian software company simply changed the cab files to replicate their own Company Label. And then proceeded to sell this product to other countries in SE Asia. "
it wasn't *sold* as pirated, but as a different competing piece of software.
Wow !!! what an eye opener............. with a sample size of 1 company and yes just a single company "JS" is trying to say "India is copying".......
No, MB doesn't get it. The company that changed the cab files won't exist. The renaming of the cab files is simply so the disk doesn't get confiscated so easy. It's possible that the legit shops that used to issue you with a receipt (sales tax included) for your pirated software have been warned, so they are insisting on only taking original software. So the guys that copy the CD's put an imaginary company logo on them.
amazing how the humor seems to be missed. Good point about not all of India. I lived in Thailand. I recall bootleg music all over the place. It was awhile back (before VHS etc.). People told me Taiwan was even worse but I never went there. I lived in Brazil and I was suprised that I did not see the same thing and still do not. But really this thread is too funny ... the guy is surprised that he wasn't in Kansas any more.
In Saudi in the early nineties nearly all Western Music was bootleg. This changed over a period of eighteen months when the record labels all starting selling their legit cassettes at $5 each (the price still holds now). The $2.50 bootlegs went out of business, though you still find them for Indian music.
Good point Stephen. I used to (legally) videotape movies off of cable for adding to my video library. Blank tapes costed $5 then and new movies on tape $50. The price difference went down to $1/$20, but who cares because it is not worth paying $20 for a movie you watch at most twice but usually once.
Dude! Like $10 is too much. I would have paid $5 the most.
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