Counterfeiting is indemic in Chinese society

July 22, 2011 11:42 am

A blogger in China has photographed a number of allegedly fake Apple stores in Kunming city, China. This shows the lengths that people will go to in order to make money out of illicit products. It also supports those that […]

103 million counterfeit goods detected on EU borders in 2010

July 18, 2011 4:01 pm

The European Commission has published its 2010 Report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights, stating that there were 79,112 detentions of counterfeit goods infringing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) leading to 103.3 million seized items with a domestic retail value […]

California Assembly passes confidential informant legislation

July 18, 2011 3:00 pm

The California Assembly has passed bill SB 687 which would prevent criminal conviction based solely on the uncorroborated testimony of a jailhouse informant. The bill recognises the need for informants in the fight against organised crime, yet it also accepts […]

Anti-counterfeit tool causes $1 million damage

July 11, 2011 2:25 pm

In a twist of irony, a machine designed to identify counterfeit money has allegedly caused a fire in a Bank of America branch that caused $1 million (USD) of damage. According to ABC News, the bank is suing the faulty […]

Is a confidential informant’s testimony worth $400k?

July 11, 2011 2:20 pm

As reported on, confidential informant and a key witness in the Tulsa Police corruption case is hoping to get $400,000 from authorities after helping the FBI to build a case against corrupt Tulsa Police officers. There will always be […]

ACLU criticises use of confidential informants in New Jersey

July 1, 2011 9:54 am

The American Civil Liberties Union has published a report criticising the way that confidential informants (CIs) are used in the state of New Jersey. The report finds that some law enforcement agencies do not have policies regarding the proper management […]