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price for worst quality article on english wikipedia for Counterfeit consumer goods[edit]

User:Light show, i came to know of counterfeit consumer goods because my english was not good enough. i inserted a link to knock-off in godfathers pizza for enlightment. it reads "the godfather, a knock-off of marlon brandons character vito corleone". click "knock off", you end up at a collection of all crime which exists on this planet, citing every possible criminal organisation in all countries of the world. i do not think we should confuse people by trying to condense criminality into one single article called "counterfeit consumer goods" by using U.S. only marketing style references. as a comparison check out the german de:Produktpiraterie and let it run through google translate. it is concise and NPOV. it still does not solve the original problem of explaining knock-off properly in the godfathers character context - i have a hard time to believe godfathers pizza is product pirating the movie. it should list imo:

  • what it is, including legal and illegal usages
  • some effects
  • counter measures for the illegal part: technical, legal, telling the people

--ThurnerRupert (talk) 05:39, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

You're right, the terms are confusing and sometimes overlap. The German article is about product piracy, which in the English version seems to be covered in the Brand piracy article. As for the words "knockoff" and "counterfeit," some of the books I checked use the terms interchangeably, implying they are the same. See for instance, The Knockoff Economy, by Raustiala, Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods, by Phillips, or Trademark Counterfeiting, Product Piracy, and the Billion Dollar Threat to the U.S. Economy, by Paradise. They all use both terms to mean the same thing.
The Godfather Pizza topic seems to be more of what's defined as a "takeoff," which in the English definition means an "imitation" or "caricature." Wiktionary defines it as a "parody or lampoon of someone of something." My suggestion would be to not call it or link it to "knock off," since that's not correct.--Light show (talk) 06:45, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

counterfeit goods is what is covered by produktpiraterie, i.e. not only consumer goods. brand piracy is part of it. you can imitate a product and use your own name to sell it, put a brand name not yours on some arbitrary product, and you can have an imitation including the brand name. search for knockoff in wikipedia reveals a less criminal context not only with godfather's. --ThurnerRupert (talk) 10:17, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Some experts and industries consider a "knockoff" and "counterfeit" differently. For clothing, some think there is difference: "Fashion knock-offs are legal in the U.S. but a counterfeit is not. In other geographic locations, namely France, there are protections for fashion, so even a knockoff is illegal."[1] A law firm in the U.S. states, "The term counterfeit is strictly defined by federal law. The term knockoff is used colloquially to describe those products that copy or imitate other products, but which may or may not be illegal under trademark laws. The key difference is whether or not the product contains a brand name or logo that is identical to a registered trademark."[2]. --Light show (talk) 15:54, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

how do you propose to fix it? i'd love to click on knock off and get the information you stated above. --ThurnerRupert (talk) 22:20, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

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