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This looks like a great way to help people who were hurt by Katrina:
NYC to donate seized knockoff goods to Katrina victims

NEW YORK (AP) _ City officials have struck a deal that will allow thousands of pieces of clothing seized from apparel counterfeiters to be donated to Hurricane Katrina victims.

The knockoff versions of items made by Rocawear, Phat Farm and Nike are among millions of dollars worth of fake brand-name goods grabbed by police raids in the past two years.

Read the full article....
Hat tip to theevilhalf for the link.

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conservative67
Feb. 2nd, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
That's a good idea
it's better than destroying them
drmellow
Feb. 2nd, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
I completely agree. I certainly recognize the right for business to protect their trademarked property and know that a flood of counterfeits dilute the value of legitimate property. I'm glad to see that the companies involved are allowing the clothing to be donated to some people who can really use it.
arcticturtle
Feb. 2nd, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Hey... that is cool.

Though it seems that someone should consider the risk of seeding a new snobby fashionista haven in the Deep South.
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