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OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH
reply to Gozo

Re: U.S. Government doesn't need permission

Ok so if I steal something out your house it should be delt with by the cops you should just sue me?


DataRiker
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When somebody makes a counterfeit Coach purse they are not going into the Coach factory and taking a purse, which is what you are suggesting.

Also, the fact that most people know they are buying a knock off, it becomes all the more pointless.

The market deals with this easily. People that want the real deal can find it easy enough, and those that don't can find what they want too.

The vast majority of counterfeiting is done willingly between both parties.


OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH
They are stealing the brand's image. Go out there and try and sell knock off Monster Cables and see how fast your in jail.


DataRiker
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said by OSUGoose:

They are stealing the brand's image.

The market has a very simple and efficient way of dealing with counterfeits, no laws needed.

Let me give you a brilliant example. When I was in Vietnam they had genuine pharmaceutical drugs and knock off (local generic)drugs. Everybody knows where to get both.

If you can't afford the known good drugs, you can take a chance with generic local produced drugs.

But the point being, everybody knows where to get which type.

But in countries like the US, where the market is not really allowed to work, it becomes harder to verify originals from fakes. You have exactly the opposite of what is intended.


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reply to OSUGoose
said by OSUGoose:

They are stealing the brand's image. Go out there and try and sell knock off Monster Cables and see how fast your in jail.

Monster should be going to jail for overcharging for the same cable that you can get without their brand name for way less money. Why isn't that illegal?!!?

Oh yeah, because it's corporate America where it's supply and demand... right? Wait, it's still counterfeiting... except that Monster sells you the cheap stuff for a lot more as opposed to what the knockoff guys do in that they sell you cheap stuff for cheap.

I got news for you. Large corporations do nothing more than make the same cheap stuff, but because they have the money to trademark their names/logos and spend the billions you pay them for it to get celebrities to endorse those products, they should be allowed to rip you off?

I guess we're damned if we do and damned if we don't. Huh?

CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
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join:2011-08-11
NYC
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reply to OSUGoose
Just out of curiosity...

If I go buy a no-name, cheapo wallet and I make a Coach symbol myself in my basement and slap it on... just walk around with it telling everyone it is a Coach wallet, have I stolen the 'image'? Do I deserve to go to jail for that?

Or if I look at the patents for Monster Cables... buy the same special Low-Oxygen copper wire, connect the same style gold-plated connectors... in effect made my own Monster Cables and connected them in my car, have I stolen their design? Do I deserve to go to jail for that?

HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
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said by CXM_Splicer:

Just out of curiosity...

If I go buy a no-name, cheapo wallet and I make a Coach symbol myself in my basement and slap it on... just walk around with it telling everyone it is a Coach wallet, have I stolen the 'image'? Do I deserve to go to jail for that?

Or if I look at the patents for Monster Cables... buy the same special Low-Oxygen copper wire, connect the same style gold-plated connectors... in effect made my own Monster Cables and connected them in my car, have I stolen their design? Do I deserve to go to jail for that?

If you distribute the fake products, then you are in the very least open to a civil suit.
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JakCrow

join:2001-12-06
Palo Alto, CA
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said by HeadSpinning:

If you distribute the fake products, then you are in the very least open to a civil suit.

Which brings up the question of why government is acting almost exclusively on the behalf of corporations these days.

CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
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reply to HeadSpinning
said by HeadSpinning:

If you distribute the fake products, then you are in the very least open to a civil suit.

And if they are not distributed but instead used personally by you? I would fully expect OSUGoose to say it is also stealing and should be punished.