Product imitation is not something new and this is very common since time immemorial. We can’t deny the fact that we are born fashionable in this fashion world. If fashion things gets hot and expensive, cheaper copycat edition are surely to follow.
The desire and demand for designer handbags, shoes and other fashion accessories has reached its new heights but it cost too much. Who can afford $1,500 for a Louis Vuitton handbag or $500 for a Prada shoes? If these fashion companies didn’t charge us so much with those shocking prices, we wouldn’t have to buy fake products. Isn’t it? People tend to buy these crazy fake stuffs just to fulfill their fashion desire and to be with their favorite celebrities as well. Imitations are selling at a fraction of the cost of the originals.
Can we blame fellow consumers for this mass flocking knockoff products?
According to anti-counterfeiting advocates, buying fakes is not a victimless crime, this is illegal but it does not violate or threaten the rights of anyone.
What was once believed to be a “victimless” crime is, in reality, a crime of many.