Counterfeits: Pirating the World

Pirating the World

The spirit of generosity that pervades the No. 1 hit song We Are the World has failed to inspire at least one part of society: the pirates who manufacture counterfeit merchandise. The USA for Africa project, in which 46 rock stars donated their services to help finance a famine relief fund, has sued six manufacturers and retailers who have allegedly earned as much as $2 million from selling fake souvenir T shirts and sweatshirts. "They're contemptible, with no morals whatsoever," declared Jay Cooper, USA for Africa's principal lawyer. "They're taking money from the people of Africa." Last week a federal judge...

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