Out! Out! Damned Knockoffs

SELLING COUNTERFEIT GOODS is a booming--and blatant--business. U.S. manufacturers fume that worldwide losses from bogus goods have ballooned to $200 billion a year, up from $5.5 billion in 1982. Reason: The cops prefer to chase drug dealers and murderers. So peddlers sell pirated movie videos right in front of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in Washington.

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