Salary from Selling Pirated Goods in Myanmar

According to a report by the Associated Press, legitimate CDs and DVDs are sold around $1.50, where pirated music copies are sold for prices as low as 30 cents. One seller was quoted as saying that he makes $13 a day selling pirated goods in Myanmar. The average income in Myanmar is about $1,700 a year.

Source: Aaron Clark, AP, ” Piracy Hits Burma’s Legitimate Film and Music Scene,” The Irrawaddy Online Edition, August 28, 2006.

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