Tuesday, August 19, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, July 3 2008] Shoppers Bemoan the Pirates of Cyberspace

Internet shopping malls have become a bastion of counterfeit designer goods, offering shoppers the ability to buy with a simple click everything from designer bags and clothes worth millions of won to famous-brand sporting goods, for prices 10 to 20 percent of the genuine article (US$1=W1,042). The counterfeit goods scene moved from offline to online a while ago, and the recent trend is that with increasing crackdowns on fake products in cyberspace, those items are secretly traded on portals' cyber-cafes or blogs instead of shopping malls.

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