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COUNTERFEIT GOODS

 

 

CARTOONS PICTURES
FACTS QUIZZES
INFORMATION VIDEOS
LESSON PLANS VOCABULARY
LISTENING WEBQUESTS
MUSEUM  

(Created on 20/05/2016)



 

VOCABULARY:

 

INFORMATION:

  • Counterfeit Goods
    "The market for counterfeit goods in the UK is worth £1.3billion of which £900million funds organised crime.
    Counterfeiting is the very opposite of fair competition...

    (staffordshire.gov.uk)

    Counterfeit goods can be wide ranging and include:

    • DVDs
    • Clothes
    • Perfume
    • Cigarettes
    • Footwear
    • Watches
    • Alcohol
    • Condoms
    • Sunglasses

      + Car boot sales and counterfeit goods
      + Other hidden dangers of buying counterfeit goods

 

FACTS:

  • Fake Ferrari star of piracy show - 11 March 2008
    "It is indeed not only an economic problem; but a public health and a consumer problem...
    Today, they are into electronics, they are into medicine, they are into food."

    (BBC)
  • CYBERCRIME - Buy original
    " If you have been thinking that you are smart by saving lots of money when you buy pirated software and games, please pause and think about the following points... :
    Piracy kills the spirit
    What you pay is what you get
    The law takes piracy seriously
    Conclusion"
    (library.thinkquest.org)

MUSEUM:

  • Faking it at Bangkok's Museum of Counterfeit Goods - 8 July 2011
    "An exhibit at a city law firm shows just how far crooks will go to manufacture fake products, and highlights the dangers the industry creates...
    “Its purpose is to educate the public about intellectual property infringement” says James Evans, a T&G consultant of the Counterfeit Museum. "

    + Cutting corners and exploiting cheap labor
    + Health and safety issues
    + No easy solutions
    (travel.cnn.com)

 

PICTURES:

 

 



A steamroller rolls over pirated Garfield dolls

 

 


 


 


LISTENING:

 

QUIZZES:

  • CNBC Quiz: Counterfeit Goods - "How much do you know about the global industry of counterfeit goods? Take our quiz and find out."
    (cnbc.com)

 

LESSON PLANS:

  • UN warns of deadly fake medicine - a lesson plan with AUDIO (3 March 2007)
    "The United Nations has sent out a warning that up to fifty per cent of prescription medicines sold in developing world pharmacies are fake..."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Starbucks wins logo case in China - a lesson plan with AUDIO (3 January 2006)
    Try the easier lesson.
    "The global coffee shop chain Starbucks has won its two-year legal battle in China to stop a local chain from violating its copyright. .."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • The Economics of Ideas - THE DARK TRADE (pdf)
    "In this lesson plan, students will learn how the trade in counterfeit and pirated goods impacts the world economy and they will develop public awareness..."
    (nationalgeographic.com)

 

WEBQUEST:

 

CARTOONS:

 

 

 

VIDEOS:

  • Counterfeit Goods: What's the Harm?
    "This video highlights the pervasive harm that counterfeit goods cause. Counterfeiting reaches into all aspects of our daily lives, threatens our health and safety, and negatively impacts U.S. jobs and the overall economy. The video also includes practical tips on how to spot counterfeit goods and avoid buying them."

    (YouTube)