AN ECONOMIC BENEFIT FROM COUNTERFEIT ITEMS


‘The Knockoff Economy’ co-author Chris Sprigman explains how counterfeit items impact the fashion industry and consumers.
DATE: 02/02/2015

Discussion Questions

1. ) Do you think the fashion industry is a "rip off"? Why or why not?

2.) Is it wrong for people to make counterfeit items? Should it be illegal? Defend your answer.

3.) Chris Sprigman says that "knock-off" items "democratize" the availability of these items. What does this mean? Is this a good or bad thing? Explain.

4.) How do "copies" help the fashion industry? What does Chris Sprigman say about this? Do you agree or disagree with him?

5.) Are counterfeit items a "threat" to people? Does it fuel other crimes? How?


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