Special report: Faked in China: Inside the pirates' web

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Frank95054 wrote:

China does nothing to stop the pirating of intellectual property. Victim states should pass laws that charge China $1000 for every counterfeited product sold anywhere in the world.

When will the West wake up to the predatory trade nature of China?

Oct 26, 2010 6:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
WestFlorida wrote:

There are laws against this in China, but enforcement is a different matter.

Oct 26, 2010 7:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AverageOne wrote:

“China does nothing to stop the pirating of intellectual property.”

Intellectual property theft is a prong of their business strategy for world economic domination. Why would they stop? There is no argument against success.

Oct 26, 2010 7:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Colonialgirl wrote:

Well, in my opinion, the “originals” from “High Fashion Designers” are usually over-priced and made in China any way; So who is the bigger crook, the “designer” or the counterfeiter ?

Oct 26, 2010 2:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
leungsite wrote:

Occasionally the CCTV would broadcast a footage that really crack down on fake watches, DVDs etc. This is a show of symbolic gesture to the world on their law enforcement which may carried out in Beijing or Shanghai.
As for other cities, who cares ? Nothing is real except the fake is.

Oct 26, 2010 2:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

That’s why nobody trusts them and nobody ever will until they clean up their house.

Oct 26, 2010 2:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WalterDoohdah wrote:

Watching humans is no different from watching monkeys at the zoo. Neither species has risen above stealing each others’ raisins.

Oct 26, 2010 3:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

If China does not curb crime, the criminals will eat up the world, all nations have to take this seriously

Oct 26, 2010 5:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
forweekend wrote:

didn’t the United States steal Intellectual property rights from Great Britain when US was in its infancy.. US stole secrets of ginning, textile manufacturing..and while we are at it Great Britain stole IP from India while they were busy colonizing there.. what the saying..people in glass houses…

Oct 26, 2010 9:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
doctorjay317 wrote:

Right on “forweekend”!

Didn’t Westerners steal, pilfer and pillage from China before they got kicked out by the Communists?

China’s just playing a little payback time and you guys get so uptight.

Come on, we are just human.

Oct 26, 2010 12:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kilosubtorra wrote:

just look at the knock offs of the Apple iphone (pre-iphone 4) models. there are plenty of people who don’t mind buying a cheap look alike. they can’t afford the real Apple anyway. but they are content with what they buy. point is: no body (not the consumer, Apple, law enforcement agencies) does a thing about the shameless knock offs.

on eBay, there are St du Pont lighters starting at 99 cents bidding. if I were so inclined, I would be buying with eyes wide open (knowing the real deal costs $US1500 and I have no intention of paying that much for a lighter).

fact is: luxury goods like Gucci, Prada etc. etc. have fat margins and bona fide connoiseurs are willing to pay and can afford to pay and will never ever trawl the web for a $150 Gucci bag. the Jones who trawl the net for bargains can’t afford the real deals anyway so I can’t see how the luxury brand makers lose profits in any meaningful way.

of course, it’s a more serious situation with mass market goods such as movies, games or high tech goods such as machineries and medicines etc for the potential real harm counterfeits can do.

Oct 27, 2010 4:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
earthshiva wrote:

LVMH, an $18 billion holding company, has about 60 people working on anti-piracy efforts out of an employee base of over 77,000!

Clearly, a company of this size could profitably apply more than 0.078% of its workforce toward security if it were in its interest to do so. Loss of sales to pircay is a marketing expense.

Oct 27, 2010 9:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hgkamath wrote:

Intellectual property is an artificially created property. No new intellectual property is created without the use of existing knowledge. Its value is overrated way beyond the cost of generation.

Piracy is a side effect of a bad economic policy, like smuggling is in the presence of high import duty.

Oct 27, 2010 11:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hsvkitty wrote:

The fat cats, like those on on wall street, have to buy luxury items for the show of wealth!

How dare the riffraff try to imitate their pomposity! Tch tch!

Get the Government regulators on this worthwhile case of fraudulent marketing!

(tongue in cheek but kinda laughable as you wallow in the orony. If you can’t afford the luxury items they are all accessible at your expense one way or another. Manufaturing jobs at home being one))

Oct 27, 2010 12:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
anonym0us wrote:

The Chinese copy Rolex watches and LV bags – that hurts only copyright owners, and only in the pocket. That’s not too bad.
The Chinese also copied Russian weapons systems, from AK rifles to SU and MIG planes and S-300 SAM. Now these can really hurt. When (now it’s evident that not “if”, but WHEN) they get to use these, that’s when it will be really bad.
However without the income, including the one from former, China would have no means to produce the latter. And there would be no income if we didn’t keep buying Chinese – from legit imports in Walmart to fakes from shady websites.
So if you are concerned, start with your shopping habits. If you see “made in China” label, just don’t buy.

Oct 27, 2010 2:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Gee dont you feel sorry for the manufacturers that sent these jobs overseas for the profit? Hope they steal all of them blind, make all the knock offs at a lower price and sell them at wall mart and the dollar stores.

Oct 27, 2010 4:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tom_MacKnight wrote:

This is not just somehting that is rampant in Chine. Much of Asia and the Pacific Rim engauges in pirated goods. This is just another reason to bring manufacturing back to the shores of America. I doubt if 1 in 100 copies of any software or any movie are legal.

Oct 27, 2010 7:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
thebigblue1 wrote:

One day a chinese person will create intellectual property that other people will actually want to copy. Not now but some day.

Oct 27, 2010 9:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Centurionaz wrote:

I am against theft of intellectual property. I also am against companies like LVMH Louis Vuitton using news organizations like Reuters to sway public opinion or shove something in the front of Government entities that are handling issues a lot more important than fake purses.

Oct 29, 2010 6:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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