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Piracy isn't limited to end-users, OEMs can do it too. Here's a lit story about one such OEM - in China.
Hearing of a Chinese company stealing IP of any sort is as surprising as Apple turning a profit.
Sad story. I wish you the best. They can't just get away with this.
Why dont you just use the official firmware you have which still has chainfire on and use it as evidence and sue them anyway?
+Andraž Žižek who says I'm not ? I thought it'd be a story some might be interesting in reading so far :)
Actually got a ZT180 from HK some years ago.
Aside from being utterly crap even for 100€ that I've paid it, I'm even more sad that your work that I've apreciated these years was stolen and very little can be done against China infringments
Well you didnt mention it. :) good luck
Sucks but then again, this is the country that cloned the entire freaking Apple store. Who would've thought?!?!?
Good luck and hope it all works out in your favor.
Oh yeah and keep us posted!
Good luck! Keep us updated
Being a long-time supporter of your work, I am appalled by these piracy developments. I have the utmost respect for you as a developer (your work has graced each one of my devices) and I wish you the best in your legal proceedings.
Good Luck Bro!!
Good luck man, i had one of those crappy little devices for 2 days and sent it back due to false advertisement. CPU is 800mhz NOT 1Ghz! their excuse was "well the DSP is 200mhz so 800mhz + 200mhz is 1Ghz" WRONG!!! They play dirty, so watch out and don't take their crap!
I once bought a laptop in China and tried to haggle the price down further because the OS was in Chinese. So they installed a pirated version of English Windows.
awsome radical great
Being Chinese myself, I can say that people in China will do anything for money. Its like their lifeblood. Be careful when eating in Chinese restaurants (in China, I mean). All the horror stories I've heard...
OEM on ebay.
Long time supporter Chain...Hope this all goes in your favor in a good way!
Whats new? They copy everything anyways!
@Caleb Xu, Is that really where all the unwanted girl babies go??? Just a thought.
I found this snippet of the article quite informative:
"Yes, China has IP laws, but you shouldn't expect too much of them.
For relatively minor cases, depending on what you can prove and to what extent, a maximum on the damages you can be rewarded exists, which will usually not be more than a few times the cost of the case (for a western company) - should you win.
You will also have to deposit a percentage of the claim you are seeking as court fees. If you're likely to be awarded X, it would be very unproductive if you claim losses of 10*X. Much to the amusement of the Chinese, western companies regularly walk into this trap."
I love buying Chinese. So much stuff for extremely low prices, passed directly to the end user, and most of the time no tax!
+Chainfire maybe you should try to market your product in China since it seems they have interest for it (for example paid apps on the play store are unavailable to Chinese people)
To people who buy unbelievably cheap Chinese goods on ebay, you get what you pay for, in this case, a tablet that's made cheap by not having to pay licensing fees to +Chainfire if they had followed the legal route!
If someone can sell you an item for $10 of which normally a well-known brand version sells for $50, think of the profit margin on that $10 - it probably cost him no more than $2 to make, and that would tell you loads about the quality of the item.
It's a sad but unfortunately not special story. As long as big things doesn't change in China You have no chance against such things and we have to see that the whole world is likely to be weak to reach any really big thing against them...
Big changes are rare...
I never patronize Chinese branded tech products. The made in China stuffs are unavoidable, but Chinese brands? Hell no. Quality is not in their business requirements. Just plain Profit.
Shit....as usual....fucking money stacked up...most prc firms just doing copy and paste...
Put them in chains and set them on fire
Sorry to hear about this chainfire.
Now now, let's try to keep this on topic.
Hi, please i need your help to root my Galaxy S2 with the new Jelly Bean ROM I9100XWLSD ! thanks :)
You call yourself a geek and you don't even know where to go to ask about rooting Android?
Installing a rom wont root your phone,if you just want xwlsd just go to xda download it and flash it through odin
Piracy, not China, about Russia, and about all - forgive and forget. I TRIED to have a legal copy w8. OEM (multi-lang x64) is not distributed, only with new comuters. What may i do? All about piracy - copyrighters policy and "stupiditility"
"Yes, China has IP laws, but you shouldn't expect too much of them." sure.
Dang man. Good luck.
In China if you want favourable results you must pay under the table. Be careful the system is very very dodgy.