EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2326 - July 08, 2010     2 of 7

CNBC Television Network Tackles Problem of Counterfeit Goods

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The CNBC television network will air a one-hour special report on the problem of counterfeiting, and includes information on how counterfeiters are using the Internet to do business. The CNBC Original special is reported by CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, and describes the show as follows:

The one-hour special brings you on raids with the LAPD anti-counterfeiting unit, inspections at ports, and back-room factories where counterfeits are produced. Meet a couple who was paralyzed by counterfeit Botox, a company whose whole brand was copied, and the story of a defense contractor who counterfeit defense parts that found their way into weapons depots in Iraq. At around 7% of all global trade, Counterfeit Goods are a big business with low overhead. It makes too much money to go away any time soon.

The original program, "Crime Inc: Counterfeit Goods," airs on television at 9p ET/PT on July 14, 2010. You can find more information on the CNBC website

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