Thursday, April 27, 2006

Yaaarrrrrr! I'm a pirate corporation

I just scraped my jaw off the floor so I could make this post.

Now I'm sure that plenty of people out there have comitted some form of piracy, be it copying music, programs or some form of intellecual property. Lately companies in China have been getting some attention because of the large quantity of fake products which have been coming from the region. These pirates freqently dupe people into buying inferior products by imitating well known brands.

That's what most of them apparently do.

THESE GUYS on the other hand, have taken piracy to a whole new level.

After two years and thousands of hours of investigation in conjunction with law enforcement agencies in China, Taiwan and Japan, the company said it had uncovered something far more ambitious than clandestine workshops turning out inferior copies of NEC products. The pirates were faking the entire company.
Evidence seized in raids on 18 factories and warehouses in China and Taiwan over the past year showed that the counterfeiters had set up what amounted to a parallel NEC brand with links to a network of more than 50 electronics factories in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Hey, why fake a few products when you can fake an entire company??!!


At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Bo said...

C'Mon! Where's the "I'm going to Japan!" post? :) -Bo

At 6:58 PM, Blogger Mr. Engineering Johnson said...

Be patient. I'm not leaving this week.
You on the other hand...


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