Knockoff

the deadly trade in counterfeit goods

By Phillips, Tim

Publishers Summary:
"Counterfeiting is one of the fastest growing industries in the world - it is a market worth more than $500 billion, or 7 percent of the world's trade. In this compelling account, Knockoff exposes the truth behind the fakes and uncovers the shocking consequences of dealing in counterfeit goods. Travelling across the globe, Tim Phillips shows that counterfeiting isn't a victimless crime; it is an illegal global industry undermining the world's economies." "Based on interviews with victims, investigators and the people who sell counterfeits, Knockoff reveals the link between what we see as "innocent" fakes and organized crime. Phillips describes in detail how the counterfeiters' criminal network costs jobs, cripples developing countries, breeds corruption and violence and kills thousands of people every year. He shows that by turning a blind eye to the problem, we become accomplices to theft, extortion and murder."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-0-74944-379-5
Publisher
London ; Kogan Page, c2005.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on December 15, 2005

With the eyes and ears of the seasoned business journalist that he is, Phillips takes readers on a global tour of the pervasive and murky economy of counterfeit goods. He journeys into the hearts and minds of all of the players, from poor workers in developing countries to wealthy businessmen employing lawyers to defend intellectual property rights. His expos is replete with statistics that quantify the enormous reach ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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