Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods
The True Story of the World's Fastest Growing Crimewave
By (author) Tim Phillips
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Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods by Tim Phillips
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749449414
(233mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Kogan Page Ltd
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Tim Phillips
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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