fighting fakery: how to make products immune to counterfeiting
On February, they finally arrested him and charged him with \"selling goods that are easily mistaken for registered Trademarks \".
This may not sound like an outrageous crime, but these goods are fake car airbags and will not work properly in a collision.
Police have informed 680 people they believe are buying airbags on eBay and Czernik will be on trial in the coming weeks.
This reminds us that there is fraud in all goods.
For hundreds of years, people have been trying to solve this problem with equipment designed to prove authenticity.
In the Middle Ages, in Europe, the carefully crafted wax seal is the preferred method.
Now, holographic images and watermarks are everywhere.
But this principle remains the same all the time: Mark the goods with an object that is very difficult to copy.
The problem is that \"extremely difficult\" is not always good enough-we need tags that cannot be copied.
This is not our wisdom.
The basic formula has been around for 15 years, but it\'s always too complicated, too expensive, too impractical.
But let it work-as one claims now-the scammer may have become the past.
Criminals have traded aggressively in the manufacture of consumer goods from cigarettes, alcohol to condoms.
They don\'t avoid opportunistic: knock on the door