[QUOTE=ChristineBCW;2648079]I was reading some modern Pacific histories, and one writer talked about the 1970 UN votes to kick Taiwan out. Taiwan argued, but left. Fine, take Red China. Then, Taiwan turned around and stopped observing copyrights and threatened even patent dissolution. “Since we’re not a country, why not? Since we’re unworthy-?!!”
What an interesting notion! Obviously, they relented to some degree, but there are always countries that don’t have extradition treaties, won’t be held accountable by rival entries’ legalities or rulings.
Off-shore banking gets away with all kinds of money-laundering, tax havens, etc. How can Internet Policing be more effective than tax and currency laws?
Oh yeah. “Who makes the money? How much can they bribe me with?” The real questions in the real world.[/QUOTE]
Taiwan may not be a country… but it is still the world’s hardware capital. South Korea gave up long ago competing against Taiwan in PC motherboards, graphic cards, sound cards, modems, laptops, PDA’s, tablets, smartphones… - though there are some LG and Samsung smartphone factories in South Korea as profitability remains very high and average hourly wage in those factories is still around US$3 (it’s like five to ten times higher for automobile factories.)
Anyway, I didn’t know about Demonoid until reading this thread.