Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods: The True Story of the World's Fastest Growing Crime Wave
by Tim Phillips
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 re...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Kogan Page
(first published October 3rd 2005)
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I would say this book is just good enough to keep reading. I started skimming and turning pages ahead a little more than halfway though. It just stresses over and over again that buying counterfeit stuff is bad and tells story after story about how bad things happy to people involved in counterfeiting. If you know nothing about the trade, it may be interesting, but if you live in the modern world and see fake stuff all over the place, skip it.