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Quantum technology helps prevent counterfeit electronics

Researchers have taken a major step in terms of preventing counterfeiting. This is through generating unique atomic-scale identifiers based on the irregularities found in 2-D materials such as graphene.

Toronto police seize over $6.5 million worth of knock-off goods

Toronto - Police conducted several raids, arrested 21 people, and seized more than $6.5 million worth of counterfeit goods including drugs, cosmetics, electronics, and transit tokens.

ECB Report: Euro counterfeiting on the decline, reasons unknown

Frankfurt - A biannual information report by the European Central Bank highlights that counterfeiting of the euro has fallen dramatically. Although most are counterfeited €20 and €50 denominations, the practice is down 15.2 percent from the same period a year ag

Op-Ed: Secret Copyright Treaty Threat To Made-in-Canada Policy

While battling commercial counterfeiting would seem like a good idea, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agt process has been marked by unprecedented secrecy as well as leaks revealing that the treaty is really about copyright rather than counterfeiting.

Digital Journal TV: Inside the World of Counterfeiting and How it Can Kill

When you think of counterfeiting, you likely think of deals on Prada shoes, Chanel purses and cheap D&G sunglasses. But according to the RCMP and U.S. Homeland Security, the world of counterfeiting has become a serious threat that can even kill.

Federal Raid on Liberty Dollar Seizes Illegal Ron Paul Currency

Counterfeiting is the act of manufacturing fake or altering genuine currency. The practice dates back to the Civil War, when a third of all U.S. currency was believed to be counterfeit.

Law Professor Shoots Down Canadian Police Claim of $30 Billion Piracy Cost

When Canada’s national police threw around the statistic of $30 billion as the annual losses from counterfeiting, no one debunked the claim. Until now. A law professor has discovered that Canadian cops are relying on shady sources to support this data.
 

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The seizure of counterfeit goods included Viagra and other prescription  drugs
The seizure of counterfeit goods included Viagra and other prescription drugs
Screen capture from CBC News