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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 qinnocentq 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.It would do little to affect the trade that behind the scenes is terrifying the auto business: cut-price backstreet repair shops that ... If you go to one thata#39;s very cheap and find that instead of 50 euros to get your brakes fixed it costs you 25 euros, anbsp;...

Author: Tim Phillips
Publisher:Kogan Page Publishers - 2007-03-03

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