Piracy. It’s not always bad news for rights holders …

http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11750492
The above link is a short article from economist.com about piracy.  It includes some examples of how piracy, whilst in many cases almost impossible to stop, can be turned around.  Of particular interest was a case of pirated GM soya bean.  The widespread use of the pirated version apparently helped persuade a reluctant Brazilian government to grant approval for their legitimate use – thus opening up a previously closed market for the rights owners Monsanto.

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