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Amazon fake reviews: a problem and a 5-star industry

Posted by Elise Trecul on Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019

Product reviews and star ratings for online shopping are the most important indicator of trustworthiness for consumers. Amazon is striving to find better ways to combat fake reviews, but they have long faced significant obstacles in that battle.

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4 reasons why selling counterfeit goods online is getting easier

Posted by Elise Trecul on Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

From 3D printers revolutionizing industry, to checkout systems on social media, as well as delivery logistics becoming more trustworthy, technology has given sales a huge helping hand for authentic brands and counterfeiters alike.

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Turkey: The counterfeiters on Europe's doorstep

Posted by Emma Smith on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018

Though China produces the overwhelming majority of counterfeit products, Turkey has become Europe's gateway for counterfeits by abusing with IP rights and an influx of Syrian refugees.

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What are the economic effects of counterfeit goods?

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Jul 27, 2018

This article looks at the wider economic impacts caused by high levels of counterfeiting, and how these impacts negatively affect all levels of society.

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How to stop super fakes

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Jun 29, 2018

Super fakes are the next evolution in the counterfeiting; bootleg items are now made so well that they are fooling customers and brand experts alike. 

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How online counterfeiters dodge traditional IP enforcement

Posted by Ryan Williams on Monday, Apr 9, 2018

In the west, we have strong laws designed to defend intellectual property and to protect innovators. But the internet is still littered with counterfeit products. So how is this happening? We’ve identified a number of strategies and loopholes used by counterfeiters to circumvent IP protection.

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Counterfeiters hunt on crowdfunding sites

Posted by Marc Gassó on Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Relying on crowdsourcing platforms like Kickstarter can open doors for entrepreneurs, but can also give full access to brand abusers looking for new business opportunities to profit from. 

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The counterfeit chain of responsibility: who’s to blame?

Posted by Red Points on Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

We examine the chain of responsibility in the market process of counterfeits, to understand where the responsibility lies in ending the practice.

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Why does Google list illegal links?

Posted by Red Points on Friday, Mar 17, 2017

We look at the link between Google search and piracy, and evaluate copyright infringement takedown processes on Google search, Youtube, Facebook and the web overall.

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Counterfeiters look to capitalize on Valentine's Days

Posted by Red Points on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

On what is considered by many the most romantic day of the year, spending on loved ones is once again seeing its annual peak. Unfortunately, much of the revenue may end up in the wrong hands, as counterfeiters are expecting to profit from fake Valentine's goods.

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