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In Italy, unlike the U.S., a purchaser of counterfeit goods may be subject to a fine. Above, a sign in Venice warns unsuspecting tourists of the hidden costs of bargain bags.
Posted by Susan Scafidi on July 26, 2006 11:30 PM | Permalink
June 13, I blogged about 'Debunking the Chinese Tourist in Europe story' http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/2006/06/debunking-chinese-tourist-in-europe_13.html .
Although a 300.000 Euro fine and a 3 year prison sentence will probably not materialise as the urban legend had it, the contours of the direction smart Intellectual Property Rights Protection policy is taking are becoming more clear: awareness creation, so when infringement takes place it is with intent, so criminal enforcement can take place, if the law of the legislation allows for it.
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July 27, 2006 10:22 AM
Here is a similar warning sign in Florence...
July 28, 2006 09:20 AM
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