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Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods

Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods

The True Story of the World's Fastest Growing Crimewave

Tim Phillips

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Knockoff exposes the truth behind fake and counterfeit goods and reveals the links between organised crime and illegal goods. Describes how the counterfeiters' criminal network costs jobs, cripples developing countries and breeds corruption.

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About the book

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.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 18: Show us the dead bodies;
    • Chapter - 19: Men in white coats;
    • Chapter - 20: Dora Akunyili must not die
    • Chapter - 17: Under the hood;
    • Chapter - 16: The capital of bogus parts;
  • Section - FOUR: Counterfeit killers;
    • Chapter - 15: From Russia with Windows;
    • Chapter - 14: Making a scene;
    • Chapter - 13: Turning guns into CD burners;
    • Chapter - 12: Ordinary criminals;
    • Chapter - 11: Lifting the stone;
    • Chapter - 10: Illusions;
  • Section - THREE: You can’t compete with free;
    • Chapter - 09: War and peace;
    • Chapter - 08: Where buyers and sellers meet;
    • Chapter - 07: I thought I had seen everything;
    • Chapter - 06: A greater Europe;
    • Chapter - 05: Copying is a beautiful thing;
  • Section - TWO: Inside the knockoff economy;
    • Chapter - 04: Sex and the purse party;
    • Chapter - 03: Counterfeit Alley;
    • Chapter - 02: Brand bandits;
    • Chapter - 01: The second-oldest profession;
  • Section - ONE: Anything under the sun;
    • Chapter - 02: Brand bandits;
    • Chapter - 03: Counterfeit Alley;
    • Chapter - 04: Sex and the purse party;
  • Section - TWO: Inside the knockoff economy;
    • Chapter - 05: Copying is a beautiful thing;
    • Chapter - 06: A greater Europe;
    • Chapter - 07: I thought I had seen everything;
    • Chapter - 08: Where buyers and sellers meet;
    • Chapter - 09: War and peace;
  • Section - THREE: You can’t compete with free;
    • Chapter - 10: Illusions;
    • Chapter - 11: Lifting the stone;
    • Chapter - 12: Ordinary criminals;
    • Chapter - 13: Turning guns into CD burners;
    • Chapter - 14: Making a scene;
    • Chapter - 15: From Russia with Windows;
  • Section - FOUR: Counterfeit killers;
    • Chapter - 16: The capital of bogus parts;
    • Chapter - 17: Under the hood;
    • Chapter - 18: Show us the dead bodies;
    • Chapter - 19: Men in white coats;
    • Chapter - 20: Dora Akunyili must not die
    • Chapter - 01: The second-oldest profession;
  • Section - ONE: Anything under the sun;
    • Chapter - 00: Introduction: The knockoff economy;


Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749449414
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd March 2007
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 256 pages

About the Author

Tim Phillips is a freelance journalist. He has written for The Wall Street Journal Europe, The International Herald Tribune, The Guardian and The Observer, and The Sunday Times about business, the internet and technology. Tim is currently the Managing Editor of Performance Plus Magazine and regularly appears on BBC TV and Radio and Sky News. His books include Scoring Points (Kogan Page).


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