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8/5/2010 06:00 AM EDT
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Neo10
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Neo10   8/18/2010 6:06:24 AM
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It's common knowledge that piracy, even EDA software is huge in China and it should not come as a surprise. But it is mostly done by smaller companies who don't have a name in the international market. But ZTE hmm, wonder why would they take such risks. There might be some substance in this accusation else who would go to court without evidence. If ZTE violated piracy laws then instead of attacking ZTE the contenders should go after their customers, that will bring the wrongdoer to the table.

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KB3001   8/15/2010 7:26:05 PM
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It's important to note that these are just allegations at this stage folks. Beyond this particular case, however, we all know that such practices are common place, and extend to all sorts of products and disciplines. I personally think these practices will dwindle away over time as companies from emerging countries (without naming any country in particular :-) ) start competing globally. You cannot be a respected global player in any field while engaging in piracy.

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ManasK.RayChaudhuri   8/15/2010 11:17:43 AM
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MOST OF CHINA'S PRODUCTS ARE PIRATED AND HAVE SHORT LIVES.

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yahoo997   8/10/2010 5:54:54 PM
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havn't heard similar complaints from CDNS/SNPS. Can AWR redesign its software licensing so that multiple copies of its evaluation version can not be hijacked for normal use.

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Kinnar   8/9/2010 10:34:34 AM
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Piracy is becoming a problem everywhere, it will be piracy at many places in EDA but it is very hard to find and prove it. Let's see where this issue ends up in these two companies cases.

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Beni_   8/7/2010 1:55:53 PM
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Yes, interesting about this piracy that is present even in EDA. But what Electronic Design Automation means? Here is a videoclip: http://bit.ly/b4q4Ny

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MikeSantarini   8/6/2010 8:54:27 PM
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Check out what Altium's Chairman had to say about the company's experience with piracy in China. One hopes things are getting better...maybe not. http://www.edn.com/article/467089-Who_are_you_buying_your_EDA_software_from_.php

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mgoff   8/6/2010 6:10:07 PM
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I've reviewed some of the details from AWR's complaint (and linked to the complaint itself) in my blog post here: http://www.vilabs.com/blog/a-to-z-of-software-piracy-awr-vs-zte/ The allegations in the complaint are pretty specific and paint an interesting picture. The case definitely highlights that significant license revenue recovery opportunities exist when software vendors identify businesses that can and should pay for licenses. Michael Goff V.i. Labs

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MHK_#1   8/6/2010 5:20:59 PM
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"ZTE owns no legal copies of AWR software, according to the complaint." quote from author. Isn’t that astonished? If it is true, ZTE’s service and/or product created by AWR software will be one of subject in legal action. It may be a huge volume…. And, they came to AWR training class to listen and ask questions. I guess that ZTE engineers didn’t know it is illegal copy or didn’t know it is a bad business practice. They may don’t have such a general culture or understanding about software/IP as a unique product. If it is, it is not going to easily changes within months or years. I am not an expert for this kind of law. I am not sure ZTE will do any meaningful follow-up action from this filing in CA court.

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Howlin   8/6/2010 3:58:15 PM
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SVDO, it sounds like you either you don't believe the allegations could have any merit, or that piracy behvior is fair game in an open market. The former would be an ignorant stance and the latter a dangerous one. As mentioned by RK, once you deny the role of the courts you are left with much more barbaric forms of dispute resolution.

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