I asked my Lao counterpart at work if they had a software CD with some Adobe programs on it. In particular I was looking, for Adobe InDesign to use to make a brochure. He said he would ask about it and maybe purchase it. 30 minutes later I have a copy of it on my desk. Someone in the office went off to a local PC store to buy a copy, probably at the cost of one or two US dollars.

There are no copyright laws in existence in Laos at the moment. Probably no human rights laws either.