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    Inside Story - Counterfeits: flattery or forgery?

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    We question the notion that imitation goods are the pariahs of industry that manufacturers say they are. Inside Story's Hazem Sika is joined by guests: Giovanni Broussard, from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime which produced the report on transnational orgsanised crime in the Asia-Pacific region; David Wall, a professor of criminology at Durham University. David also co-wrote the EU-funded report on counterfeit goods, which suggested there were actually some benefits to buying fake luxury items; and Athar Hussain, director of the Asia Research Centre at the London School of Economics.