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Knockoff News 30

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

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And finally, why should copyright and trademark lawyers have all the fun?  A look at patentable technofashion from Philips, which has been weaving LEDs into fibres.  The result:  clothing that can light up at the flick of a switch.  In terms of fashion's future, technology may be where it's @: