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TIME/CNN Poll

By some estimates, pirated DVDs in Asia cost Hollywood nearly $1 billion in lost revenue last year. But a TIME/CNN survey of 12 countries, conducted by TNS, may offer some solace. A majority of the Asians polled are against piracyŚat least in theoryŚwith 60% of respondents agreeing that it is theft and 74% opining that copyright laws should be better enforced. In India, whose flourishing IT industry relies on strong intellectual-property laws, nearly 90% believe law enforcement should be strengthened. Only in Indonesia, where 45% of the respondents admitted to purchasing pirated goods in the past year, did a majority...

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