Knockoff

Knockoff

The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods : the True Story of the World's Fastest Growing Crime Wave

Book - 2005
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Knockoff exposes the truth behind counterfeit products and uncovers the shocking consequences of dealing in counterfeit goods. Traveling around the globe, author Tim Phillips shows that counterfeiting isnt a victimless crime; it is an illegal global industry that undermines the worlds 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. By turning a blind eye to the problem, he argues, we become accomplices to theft, extortion and murder.

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This is a paperbound reprint of a 2005 book.The World Customs Organization estimates that trade in fakes is worth seven per cent of the world's trade. Based on travel to a number of countries, including America, China, France, and Russia, and interviews with victims, investigators, and the people who sell counterfeits, Phillips' study explores a growing trend "that costs thousands of jobs, kills and maims thousands of people a year, breeds corruption and bribery, has become the cash cow that funds serious crime and violence, and one day might even kill you." The author is a freelance journalist who has written for The Wall Street Journal Europe, The International Herald Tribune, and major British newspapers about business, the internet and technology, and regularly appears on BBC TV. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
Knockoff exposes the truth behind the fakes and uncovers the shocking consequences of dealing in counterfeit goods. Traveling 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.

Knockoff exposes the truth behind counterfeit products and uncovers the shocking consequences of dealing in counterfeit goods. Traveling around the globe, author Tim Phillips shows that counterfeiting isnt a victimless crime; it is an illegal global industry that undermines the worlds 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. By turning a blind eye to the problem, he argues, we become accomplices to theft, extortion and murder.


Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Kogan Page, 2005
ISBN: 9780749449414
9780749443795
0749443790
Characteristics: viii, 246 p. ; 24 cm

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JeremiahSutherland Mar 23, 2012

Mr. Phillips is light on details.

The tone of his writing is more akin to a warning for children on not doing bad things. I felt like someone in grade school being visited by the local cop.

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