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More FED dollars and sports
Last Post 01/31/2014 05:03 PM by Michael Merva. 6 Replies.
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01/31/2014 06:31 AM
How much did this cost me, as a tax payer? NEW YORK -- Federal authorities and the NFL say they have seized $21.6 million worth of fake Super Bowl jerseys, hats and other items in a counterfeit goods crackdown. The seizure was announced Thursday at a Manhattan news conference. Authorities say most of the knockoffs were manufactured overseas. They say once the makers learned the Broncos and Seahawks made the Super Bowl, they rushed to make the goods with the teams' logos. Then the goods were smuggled into the U.S. using overnight shipping. Authorities say buyers only get about a 10 percent price break and wind up with poor quality fake goods. They also say the losses caused by the counterfeiting drive up the price of legitimate goods.
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01/31/2014 06:31 AM
Easier read

How much as a tax payer did this cost me.

NEW YORK -- Federal authorities and the NFL say they have seized $21.6 million worth of fake Super Bowl jerseys, hats and other items in a counterfeit goods crackdown.

The seizure was announced Thursday at a Manhattan news conference.

Authorities say most of the knockoffs were manufactured overseas. They say once the makers learned the Broncos and Seahawks made the Super Bowl, they rushed to make the goods with the teams' logos. Then the goods were smuggled into the U.S. using overnight shipping.

Authorities say buyers only get about a 10 percent price break and wind up with poor quality fake goods. They also say the losses caused by the counterfeiting drive up the price of legitimate goods.

Dale

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01/31/2014 07:18 AM
A whole lot less than the subsidy to build the stadium where the game will be played, but are you saying the government should not enforce illegal trademark use?

One of the complaints against China is their lax attitude about intellectual property, tidemark and copyright issues.
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01/31/2014 07:35 AM
I'm all for stoping conterfit drugs, bikes, parts that don't meet standards... but clothes ?

This was about putting more cash in the NFL pockets ( rich people ) than it was about protecting the consumer.

So yes I'm against enforcing trademarks I guess.
stronz

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01/31/2014 03:06 PM
what, so you are suggesting there might be some waste in government spending? $21.6mill is chump change my friends. Read this

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/article/money-pit-monstrous-failure-us-aid-afghanistan


Pin0Q0

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01/31/2014 03:40 PM
Shocked I am not disappointed with BO and his Admin, absolutely.
Yo Mike

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01/31/2014 05:03 PM
Damn, I'll have to make time to read that whole article, depressing as it is.

Sometime earlier this week, I thought I heard mention that the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders were visiting Afghanistan. All part of 'Superbowl fever' no doubt.

So there really is no 'off season' for the NFL.
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