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The major findings in the report:

Ironically, the report itself is distributed under a Consumer’s Dilemma license, which “shifts the developing-world consumer’s dilemma onto other geographies and income brackets.” So if you live in a rich country, you pay more, and if you are unfortunate enough to be in the business of enforcing copyrights on media, your price is a cool $2,000. The warning at the bottom of the page reads:

Non-compliance with this license (or with appropriate fair use/fair dealing exceptions and limitations) is an act of piracy, subject to prosecution under applicable national law. For US residents, this includes criminal prosecution under the No Electronic Theft (NET) Act, punishable by up to three years in prison (for a first offense) and $250,000 in fines per act of infringement.

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