Lifestyle

The Price of Piracy

"Psst, want to buy DVDs?" You turn around and see an unkempt looking youth-bright blond hair, faded tee and jeans with cigarettes in mouth. "Latest one also got, boss, "he coaxes further. You move closer to his shop and find the latest movie DVDs and music CDs. Take your pick. They're dirt-cheap. "Buy five, I give you one for free, " he tempts more. What are you going to do? If you're thinking of getting your wallet out, think again. Piracy hidesa very sinister tale of theft, crime and immorality. Strong words, but it is a strong crime. One that sees you shortchanging yourself, the economy and the industry. Cheap prices? They're more expensive than you think!

By Joshua Rayan



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