Dodger wrote:firecat69 wrote:I could care less about watches and hand bags.
U.S firms reported that among the losses they incurred as a result of IP rights infringement in China, those associated with copyright infringement were the largest monetarily, accounting for approximately $23.7 billion in losses in 2009.
How does one substantiate these figures though? How can they possibly know how much has been lost? I have in the past worn a fake Rolex watch. You know what that cost Rolex? Nothing. I don't pay circa £2000 for a watch so there was never a prospect of me buying a real one. Same with any other fake gear I might have lying around. So just how can anyone calculate what has been lost?