p2pnet view Off Topic:- The corporate entertainment cartels can’t seem to get it right. Counterfeiting and so-called ‘piracy’ aren’t the same.
But then, they’re perfectly well aware of their ‘mistake’. They deliberately confuse the two in their BS releases knowing the lamescream media will faithfully parrot whatever they pump out without any effort at checking for accuracy/ veracity.
And the Swiss watch industry is up to the same trick.
Over in Oz, p2pnet regular Filip is fascinated by fake watches, and he’s been known to buy one or two just because they are what they are.
“On one of the forums, I frequent, somebody came across this”, he says in an email. “The Swiss Watch Industry has created a fake replica watch site, to shame & scare people wanting to avoid paying for their overpriced & over hyped watches.
“Here is the fake website, clicking anywhere brings you to a scare page – http://www.fhs.ch/prevention/.”
Scare page? Yep. And one of the scares is a graphic picture of someone’s wrist (top right). And next to it is this >>>
Counterfeiters don’t care about safety standards, product materials or your family’s health and safety. Their only interest lies in making money. Most of the time, Counterfeited watches are produced by using less solid material, and even sometimes material which may be harmful (allergen, toxic, etc.).
That’s a nasty looking rash on the person’s wrist and the implication is: it’s the result of someone wearing a ‘pirated’ watch.
So is the pic underneath what it looked like before s/he strapped it on?
Nope. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry isn’t itself beyond piracy.
The second photo, of Anthony Karam’s unblemished wrist, was nicked from a Wikipedia post on the human anatomy with the special effect ‘injury’ added by a Swiss watch arteest.
No need to stay tuned.
Open - Piracy/Counterfeit Bait and Switch, February 7, 2011
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