Knockoff News 7
A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and copying in general from around the globe:
- Saudis Declare Anti-Piracy Jihad
- Friend or Foe? Pricepirates Compares eBay Offerings -- Real or Fake -- to Retail
- South Carolina Police Claim Consumers Fooled by Fakes
- Amish Country Market Yields Chinese Counterfeits
- Foxy Fashions Fight in China (hat tip: IP Newsflash)
- Seattle Times special report: Inside China's Teeming World of Fake Goods, Part 1, 2
- New NGO in China Vows to Vanquish Fakes
- Pushmipullyu: Commerce Sec Decries Limits on Speech, Freedom to Copy
- Chinese Official: Fakes Foil Homegrown Innovation
- We're Ticked Off: US Plans WTO Action Against China
Ciao, Italia! To wrap up both Milan Fashion Week and the Winter Olympics, here's our featured article:
Apparently U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir is particularly fond of the "Made in Italy" label, but only if it's genuine:
Weir considers clothes and handbags and sunglasses his children. He believes in buying real designer stuff; when he sees someone with a knockoff handbag, "it hurts my feelings," he says.
Is there a sports psychologist in the house?