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Knockoff News 12

A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and the culture of copying in general around the globe:

While food and fashion are sometimes considered mutually opposing forces -- size 2s don't ask for second helpings -- they're united in their relative lack of intellectual property protection.  You can copyright the text of a recipe, but not the instructions in general or the food itself.  But how do gourmets and gourmands react to imitations of a chef's "signature" dish?

Of course, if you'd prefer beer and nachos with your Knockoff News, then you'll probably be courtside this evening:

While I, as a Duke undergrad alum, will have to take consolation from the bard.  ("Alas, poor Redick.  I knew him, Horatio.")