Originally Posted by Captain_Strato
Whereas we get indignant over the rip-offs, they can't see the problem. From their perspective, they're delivering comparable value for much less money, and therefore doing the consumer a favor.
As far as brand integrity, intellectual property and research invested into the products, nobody appears concerned.
Until the Chinese sincerely comprehend why this is wrong, little is likely to change.
A very different world.
Are you somehow implying that US firms don't do this themselves in a pervasive and widespread manner?
When you outsource expensively researched intellectual property, you take a known risk that it will be copied and stolen. You weigh this risk against the boku bucks you will make due to the extremely low cost nature of the outsourced manufacture.
I'm sure the Chinese comprehend that its "wrong" to do these things. Why should they care? What are the American firms going to do, move production back to the US? Yeah right. What Chinese person is hurt by the practice? None. For much the same reason Americans can rationalize forcing a bloody and painful industrial revolution elsewhere for our own gain, the Chinese can rationalize stealing our ideas and research.
When you say "until they sincerely comprehend" you actually mean until the US government spends my tax dollars bribing the Chinese gov't to use its iron fist to curb the practice. That will take a lot of bribing.
Where did the US get the intellectual and physical
property to build the Mercury Redstone rocket program? Oh, thats right, from the brutal worked-to-death Jews that von Braun led in the V2 program. Where is anyone's indignance that our space program was fueled by a bunch of war-criminals for decades?
Originally Posted by Yuki
When you have a great product, the last thing you need is a market flooded with poor copies.
If there is a deluge of faux crap that is cold and leaky and ..... the word gets out, the whole brand takes a dive.
I'd have never picked up on the subtle differences that all of the posters have cited.
Well, I guess perhaps its a dangerous thing to send your plans to a factory you have no direct control over in a foreign land with little respect for your laws.
I would assume anyone that runs a business knows this, and accepts the risk while they enjoy the fattened bottom line cheap production allows. If you run a business and you don't get
the concept that giving your intellectual property to a company in a foreign land is wrought with peril, you deserve the pitfalls.