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US and Chinese customs officials have joined together on a bilateral anti-piracy blitz that has seen over 240,000 fake electrical items confiscated. The combined operation came as a result of recent talks between the two countries in which they agreed to work together to stem the flood of pirated goods flowing from China – where …

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Anonymous Coward

So, they wonder who is selling this stuff?

Maybe they should look at eBay.

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Joke

In other news:

The Apple Stores in Beijing and Shenzhen sell expensive American knock-offs of Chinese technology . . .

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Anonymous Coward

Re: So, they wonder who is selling this stuff?

Shocker!

Major US corporation is compliment in the sale of counterfeit goods and the feds won't lift a finger?

eBay do next to nothing to prevent the sale of fake goods because they make cash from every sale.

Anyone who's spent 5 minutes on the tat bazaar will know it's stuffed full of Chinese sources fake crap.

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Were I the suspicious and cynical sort...

... which, of course, I'm not... I might suspect that the counterfeiting operations busted in China were all ones that WEREN'T connected to, or paying protection to, party officials and the whole thing was just a way of getting some good international press while covering up the fact that the ACTUAL goal was to cut "unlicensed" competition.

...But that would just be crazy talk, right?

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Enlighten me

At what point did "piracy" start being confused with counterfeiting?

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