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Counterfeit DVDs containing high-quality illegal copies of popular movies have proliferated in recent years and are sold at much lower prices than authorized DVDs, robbing the movies' rights holders of royalties on sales and diverting profits from production companies. To help track the distribution and sale of counterfeit DVDs, a government agency plans to produce informational brochures about the consequences and risks of counterfeiting; they also request sellers and consumers to report any counterfeit DVDs they encounter.

Which of the following, if true, would provide most support for the notion that the agencies' plan will have its intended effect?

A) Many counterfeit DVDs are of low quality, and high-quality and low-quality DVDs are difficult to distinguish at the time of purchase.

B) All popular movies that are available in a given market as counterfeit DVDs are available as authorized DVDs.

C) Most sellers of counterfeit DVDs would defend movie artists' rights if they had a mechanism to do so.

D) There are other, greater threats to the piracy of movies, such as online downloads of illegal video files of those movies.

E) Vendors of authorized DVDs tend to have more repeat customers than the vendors of counterfeit DVDs.


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The argument tells that the Govt has requested the sellers and customers to report piracy. Option C tells that sellers will do anything to protect the rights of creators. Now since Govt has put forward a mechanism to protect rights of creators this plan will be successful if option C is true. On the other hand if C is not true then the sellers wouldn't have reported piracy even if there is a provision to do so, resulting the plan to be a failure.
As for E it has no bearing on the Govt's plan. It does not matter whether sellers of original DVDs have more repeat customers. If Govt's plan is going to be successful it will be in any case.

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I don't think this is really a 700 level question.

Plan is To produce informational brochures and make sellers/consumers aware of this.

So, this will be successful only if consumers are actually not aware of it and they would like to report once they get to know abou piracy.

A) Many counterfeit DVDs are of low quality, and high-quality and low-quality DVDs are difficult to distinguish at the time of purchase. if it is difficult to distinguish, then the plan would fail. Weakener.

B) All popular movies that are available in a given market as counterfeit DVDs are available as authorized DVDs. : So, what? No relation with Plan

C) Most sellers of counterfeit DVDs would defend movie artists' rights if they had a mechanism to do so. : As per our Pre thinking. Hence, correct

D) There are other, greater threats to the piracy of movies, such as online downloads of illegal video files of those movies. : No relation with Plan. Irrelevant.

E) Vendors of authorized DVDs tend to have more repeat customers than the vendors of counterfeit DVDs. ; So. how does that matter?
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Counterfeit DVDs containing high-quality illegal copies of popular movies have proliferated in recent years and are sold at much lower prices than authorized DVDs, robbing the movies' rights holders of royalties on sales and diverting profits from production companies. To help track the distribution and sale of counterfeit DVDs, a government agency plans to produce informational brochures about the consequences and risks of counterfeiting; they also request sellers and consumers to report any counterfeit DVDs they encounter.

Which of the following, if true, would provide most support for the notion that the agencies' plan will have its intended effect?

A) Many counterfeit DVDs are of low quality, and high-quality and low-quality DVDs are difficult to distinguish at the time of purchase.
Main : conclusion: Aim is reduction of 'sale of counterfeit DVDs'
If these can't be distinguished, it is tough to identify counterfeit DVDs and stop selling those.

B) All popular movies that are available in a given market as counterfeit DVDs are available as authorized DVDs.
Stated already. Not achieving Aim.

C) Most sellers of counterfeit DVDs would defend movie artists' rights if they had a mechanism to do so.

'would defend movie artists' rights ' suggests it would help to stop selling counterfeit DVDs if 'they had a mechanism to do so'
Correct.
D) There are other, greater threats to the piracy of movies, such as online downloads of illegal video files of those movies.
Irrelevant. This introduces more threats through diff channels.
It has got nothing to do with counterfeit DVDs.

E) Vendors of authorized DVDs tend to have more repeat customers than the vendors of counterfeit DVDs.
It support the fact - counterfeit DVDs' customers are more difficult to be identified by the sellers as they are less likely to be repeat customers.
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