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IP Protection is a smokescreen , Sneaky US wants one thing ONLY, embarrasing    Close [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-2-2 12:44:16 |Display all floors
So obviously the charges against Huawei are nothing more than a “thief-yelling-catch-thief” trick used by the U.S. Crime Boss to throw the scent off his own criminal track while being heavily pursued by Special Investigator Robert Mueller on everything from A to Z.

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Software piracy was rampant globally because the technologies needed to prevent such abuse were non-existent just a few years ago.  When so-called legality was not enforceable then those were not true legal rights.  The problem is that it also existed in every corner in the world including the United States itself from sea to shining sea.   It happened because laws against such use were largely unenforceable.  

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This post was edited by wchao37 at 2019-2-2 12:45

What exactly is ‘unenforceable, you ask’?

That means you can put it into the penal code but you can’t actually enforce it because the level of technology required to do so is non-existent.   For instance, the four great inventions of China – paper, gunpowder, mariner’s compass and movable type of printing – all had indisputably intellectual property rights in the old systems, but because they were not enforceable, China had not collected one cent from those innovations from their foreign users.  

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If IP property rights had been enforceable down the centuries, it would have long ago generated enough cash for China to buy up all the lands and properties in the civilized world and then some.

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Another reason is cultural influence.  American textbooks were too expensive for non-Americans to buy and so in order to spread Western culture, various publishing houses allowed “Asian editions” to be available to foreign students at a small fraction of the printed price to spread U.S. soft power.

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This had also happened in the realm of software development.  The reason why companies let non-American users make ‘illegal copies’ of its pre-Windows 10 platforms because once you start to use Windows as your platform, Microsoft can earn enough revenues from these related business avenues to compensate for the ‘losses’ incurred by their tolerance of the use of the pirated versions.

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Post time 2019-2-2 12:47:31 |Display all floors
To put it another way, when reproduction and distribution technologies of name-brand  software was still relatively primitive, IP protection was a laudable but impracticable policy, inasmuch as asking a scantily-clad Marilyn Monroe to walk alone after midnight into the red-lantern district of Amsterdam unmolested is at best a heroic but sad joke.

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