These online spaces are more regulated than many media reports would have you believe. And the vast majority of dark web traders are steering clear of exploiting the pandemic.
Why you shouldn’t be afraid: it won’t steal our jobs or destroy the environment.
Amber held high value in past human cultures, and it may have been lucrative to create fake beads for trade.
Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,000-year-old amber bead scam. But humans have been making fake jewels and icons for much longer than that.
Counterfeit goods could be the Christmas bargains that cost you dearly.
Togolese fabric markets are increasingly stocked with low-cost Chinese reproductions.
Togolese consumers are increasingly choosing Chinese replicas over ‘authentic’ Dutch wax prints. Their choice raises fundamental questions about the notion of intellectual property.
Big Blue Lavender Bay, one of the three paintings at the centre of trial.
AAP Image/Genevieve Gannon
The conviction of two men in relation to the sale of forged Brett Whiteley paintings indicates that Australia needs to get its act together when it comes to authenticating artworks.
Han van Meegeren’s Vermeer forgery, Christ and the Adulteress.
The best forgers don’t simply create convincing fakes; they go after the preconceived beliefs of the very people who judge a painting’s value and authenticity.
For some consumers, if it looks real, it is real.
The age of the app has collided with the era of fake designer goods. Firms are now using social media and crowdsourcing to keep track of their intellectual property, but may still struggle in a world where…