[Groop] China

elisiaone.iwon elisiaone at iwon.com
Tue Apr 3 00:15:36 PDT 2012

Ty Elie for pointing out that.  I'm living in China and it's amazing how much stuff is "pirated" here!  They copy software, sure, but also hardware.  There are fake Apple stores everywhere!  Xbox games are less than a USD.  You have to buy the altered Xbox of course or alter yours, which I haven't done yet.  There's currently a lawsuit by Michael Jordan and Air Jordan's against a Chinese company called Qiaodan (pronounced Jodan) Sports and they use a logo of a basketball player jumping for the rim.  http://www.google.com.hk/search?q=Qiaodan+Sports&hl=en&safe=strict&client=firefox-a&hs=zzy&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=AqJ6T_flBeWiiAf_-435Ag&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=658  There's some great Chinglish on the back of the shoe that says "No Limited."  Sounds like subject matter for a new Groo series.  The Groop sure can't shut up about it!
Eli Stamp
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Hey, I don't know how this happens, but it always seems to happen on certain forums/lists. This post has transmorphed into a discussion about the ethics of piracy when really it was just Eli letting the Groop know the comics that are available digitally were on sale this weekend :)

I see this sort of thing on other forums when the comics are not readily available legally. Interestingly enough, I almost never see this discussion anymore on forums discussing new DC or Marvel comics forums where all their main new comics are available through Comixology. It used to be as discussed as it is here, but once the publishers/creators released their catalog digitally, the morality of it became very black & white.

Just found it interesting that this didn't begin as a discussion about digital piracy but that's what it became. And it almost always does on this list whenever digital comics are brought up. Don't misunderstand, I LIKE this discussion, and I think it needs to happen in more places with the kind of maturity and civil-headedness that it is happening on this list (there's something I bet you never thought you'd see anyone say on a Groo list).


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