I live in Costa Rica and I will grant that piracy is pretty rampant. Case in point, the other day I saw a group of American tourists buying copies of Avatar from a street vendor. The local video store obtains one copy of a Hollywood movie and then makes their own copies for the rest, profiting from the rental sales (again mostly to Americans).
That said, these poor quality bootlegs probably don't take much if any money out of anyone's pocket and this response is a bit harsh a sentence in poor country of only 4 million.
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