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Lying, Cheating, Brand lover

08.25.2010

Interesting article over at Fastcompany talking about how scientists have facts that prove designer knockoffs turn people into liars and cheaters.

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Spotting a fake

07.12.2010

CNBC’s documentary titled, Crime Inc.: Counterfeit Goods, takes a look into the world of counterfeit products from handbags to prescription drugs and even weapons parts supplied to the military in Iraq. The documentary will air next Wednesday, July 14 at 9 p.m.

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Fake

12.25.2009

It wasn’t until I started doing research on the counterfeit industry did I really understand the consequences of purchasing a fake. I was surprised to find out that many counterfeits are produced by violent crime syndicates that deal in narcotics, weapons, child prostitution, human trafficking, and terrorism. Above is an image from Bea Correa’s Fakewear project.

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Counterfeits for sale

09.02.2009

Saw this google ad over at Highsnobiety.Thought it was kind of funny since Highsnobiety promotes luxury brands yet there’s this counterfeit ad.

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Anticounterfeit

08.07.2008

When I was in NY doing research for my project, I came across dozens of vendors selling counterfeit luxury products. The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition, world’s largest non-profit organization devoted solely to protecting intellectual property and deterring counterfeiting, estimates that up to 7% of today’s global trade (about $6oo billion) is counterfeit. (more…)

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Canal Street Closes

02.27.2008

City agents have just shut down 32 vendors of counterfeit goods in New York’s infamous Canal Street. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg called the operation one of his administration’s “biggest takedowns ever” against the “easy and sleazy” money derived from counterfeit merchandise. New York Times article here.

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