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eBay $A83m fine

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kalekom, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. kalekom

    kalekom Junior Member

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    I don't understand the problem if they clearly state its a replica. Must be a lot of companies pushing for this.
     
  3. kalekom

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    You know thing called copyright?
     
  4. theadultsplayground

    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    Actually I do and in my opinion it does not apply. Take Coach handbags for example and then look at the replicas. Can you tell the difference?
     
  5. torched

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    LOL there was a funny story in the news the other day about this old lady throwing "purse parties" and selling all the women in her neighborhood fake luxury bags. I can understand people selling the knockoffs for the money but who in their right mind would knowingly buy a replica just for the sake of the brand?
     
  6. theadultsplayground

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    You'd be surprised how many people do. I can go down to a local mall and there are at least 2 stands that have them.
     
  7. TheInternetHustler

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    Who wouldn't? You either buy the replica or you pay twice-10x as much for the real thing.... The question is, who would in their right mind buy the real thing when they could buy a replica?
     
  8. kalekom

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    I don't know much about handbags, but if product not produced under the license of owner carry's brand name or is designed to look like as original it's violation of copyright.
     
  9. Smelly-Cash

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    two ways to know a person is carrying a replica

    - If they tell you
    - Or if they're wearing cheap clothes and wearing a rolex or an LV

    I'm one of those who buy replicas and would never buy a designer purse or watch at full price. I'd rather spend the money on cars vacations.....

    By the way us women need many purses, different colors every new style out there. Replicas take care of it for little money
     
  10. ifwearner

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    I've gone on dhgate and saw crappy iph0ne knockoffs for the price of a new one (w/contract) $200+ And those don't even have an internal memory just the T-card storage or w/e.

    Note that replicas don't have trademarked names on them, counterfeits do.
     
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    ... this story had been in the news 1 or 2 months ago ... now we know at least why so many CStuffer get kicked and why payment is so late this time :-D hahaha
     
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    there are people knowingly buy them, the demand speaks for all
     
  13. coreygeer

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    Isn't it kind of a hassle for EBay to monitor every single auction that is put online?

    You'd be surprised to find how many people buy auctions anyway even though the description of the auction will clearly state "THIS IS NOT THE REAL THING" or something of the sort.

    In my opinion.. this is just human stupidity at works and the people selling the auctions should be sued.

    In another opinion.. sueing is so damn stupid.. what is wrong with this world where everything is a "I should sue you" type situation.. if someone steals or takes money from you.. get it back mob style, I guarantee you cut down on the number of thieves :)
     
  14. kalekom

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    You should know best, you are from US. Not in every country plaintiff is expecting to receive millions like in US. That's why everyone is threatening to sue.
     
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    Nope. Sounds like something you made up.
     
  16. kalekom

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    You got me
     
  17. theadultsplayground

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    I would buy the real thing (and I do) and here is why. The reason why its 10 times more is because if it gets dirty (take shoes for example) or scuffed up or the sole comes off (I'm talking even 3 years later) I can take them back/ship them with no questions asked. I'd liked to see that happen with a replica.
     
  18. JohnDoe

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    If your shoes are scuffed then they might selling you a $200 bottle of shoe polish, plus you keep some thing for 3 years it will be out of fashion(its so last season baby), if after 3 years your replica is falling apart all you do is go buy another one.
     
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    the only replica items I have purchased are colognes.. just wear them as a back up when I don't care enough to put on the real stuff
     
  20. Smelly-Cash

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    that's the only thing I wouldn't buy. Replica colognes stink, what's wrong with you?????