"This is an unfinishable battle. [You] try to do everything, but it is a long war."
– Gyula Almási, head of Hungary’s Intellectual Property Rights Defense Department
This particular long war isn’t against terrorists. It’s against counterfeiters. Companies have been fighting the proliferation of knockoff Rolexes and Gucci bags for years. Now both business and – quite literally – people’s lives are at risk as counterfeiters move in on markets for everything from drugs to car parts. Globalization and the Internet make it tougher and tougher to catch the copycats. And, as the developing world is learning, where new consumers create a demand, the black market shall supply – and that can kill local industries and people alike. The policing the world’s market for fakes, phonies, and frauds… Counterfeit Crackdown!
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