Quote 1 Most companies go out of their way to protect their intellectual property. The scenarios, stories, and characters found in famous gaming titles are the lifeblood of many companies; allowing others to take their creative works can invite financial ruin. Sometimes, though, a little copyright infringement might not be so bad. According to Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka, copyright infringement for Angry Birds products is running rampant in China ... and that's a good thing. Quote 2 Sometimes, this sort of illegal activity acts to balance out a market that fails to provide a legal means for getting your hands on certain products. This doesn't make it any less illegal, but when laws get in the way of willing consumers, there might be a problem. Vesterbacka isn't faulting pirates and infringers in China because he understands his company isn't providing Chinese consumers with the products they want. Even in Rovio's absence, the Source: http://www.destructo...ds-214939.phtml My Thoughts: Finally! A company actually gets it. Piracy isn't evil but a "necessary evil". It's a marketplace equalizer and when allowed in manageable burst can really help to boost legitimate sales. I hope some tablet maker really gets around to making a true Angry Birds themed tablet with the characters painted on the actual tablet and not just some Android theme. Furthermore, the following picture really gives me a neat idea. I was thinking about fun things to do at my wedding reception next year (besides dancing ) and having a Angry Birds launcher with blocks and pigs to knock down would totally kick ass! I should run the idea by my fiance. I have a feeling she would get a kick out of it. BTW, anybody knows of any brand of permanent colored markers that actually work on plastic. I always had an issue painting plastic but If I could just draw on my devices without the fear of smearing, that would be nifty! EDIT: admin, please change topic name from Rovio Welcomes Angry Birds Infringements w/Open !rms to Rovio Welcomes Angry Birds Infringements w/Open Arms thanks!