Originally Posted by tonton
China invented gunpowder and were also the first to use it as a weapon.
But aside from that, does mass theft of intellectual property not do any harm to the world? If you say no, it doesn't, then this, sir is a prime example of the differences in morals that we are talking about here.
Gunpowder can not kill all human race. Atomic bombs can.
Intellectual property protection is one side of the fact, the knowledge sharing is another.
Shall we ask you for the license fee of paper and gunpowder?
OK, you can say that's too far, that's too old.
If one invention can be protected for 50 years, why not 1000 years, why not 10000 years?
Chinese technology was dropped behind in the past hundreds year, it's our fault, now we have to learn from you. Just like many year ago, China brings good inventions to the world.
China should pay cost to get the modern technologies. But there should be a balance.
Cheap labor means working hard with low payment, it's part of the cost. (Do you want to be a cheap labor?)
In this specific case, Apple was hurt. Apple can negotiate or go to court. That's OK.
It's nothing to do with the moral of a whole country.