I don"t know if its all over the country; But I work in an Assembly Plant with about 1100 employees. There are probably about 20 - 30 people who sell illegally copied Music CD"s, & Movie DVD"s. Every person who sells, & or buys just 1... IS AN UNCONVICTED CRIMINAL! If You try to tell these people, They look at You with absolute disgust, or as if You have lost Your mind. I am considered the bad guy with a bad reputation because I wont buy from any of them. As I was the Felon!!! Even though they are guilty of...
1) Copyright Laws.
2) Income tax evasion.
3) Selling stolen goods.
4) Buying stolen goods.
5) Conversion: The act of selling items that don"t actually belong to You.
The list goes on.
Probably no less than half the employees there are involved. I blame the Federal Government for not doing something about this rampant problem. Once someone gets used to the idea, its a lot easier to steal from everybody!!! I did get one seller to stop. I told imagine that a new hire comes to work here, & He has a relative who say works for the FBI. He/She goes home, & says I cant believe whats going on in there. Then some months later the FBI walks out with 20, or 30 people in handcuffs. It might happen!