Thursday, March 09, 2006

Mixed Messages
A recent article in the "Stars and Stripes" helps US military personnel find the best counterfeit goods in the Czech Republic, including how much to expect to pay for a carton of fake Malboros (20 euros). The irony of this (beyond the fact that the manufacture and sale of fake cigarettes and apparel are known to be associated with terrorism and organized crime) is that the article was published the same week that the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 32. The “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act”.