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Copyright and what's right

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Everyone knows downloading pirated software, films or music is illegal. Still, there are hundreds of websites and tons of files just a click away. In Bangkok, some streets and shopping malls are full of vendors selling illegal DVDs. They are so well-known in fact that you can even use Google to find their exact locations. 

How can something that is against the law and is the arch-enemy of creativity manage to survive all these years?

Some argue that stealing content from mega-rich companies to provide content to those too poor to afford the retail price (a la Robin Hood) is fine and dandy. But theft is theft no matter how you try and justify it.

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