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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of counterfeit.


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  • It was through an email blast (a mass online mailing) that British actress Claire Forlani sent out an almost 500-word condemnation of Malibu, California art dealer Paul Rusconi for selling her what she called counterfeited paintings by artists Keith Haring and William Claxton, as well as overcharging her for works by Andy Warhol.

    Daniel Grant: Don't Criticize Your Art Dealer Online

  • That gentleness is ever liable to be suspected for the counterfeited, which is so excessive as to deprive people of the proper use of speech and motion, or which, as Hamlet says, makes them lisp and amble, and nick-name God's creatures.

    Essays on Various Subjects Principally Designed for Young Ladies

  • Or put a drop of balm in clear water in a cup of silver or in a clear basin, stir it well with the clear water; and if the balm be fine and of his own kind, the water shall never trouble; and if the balm be sophisticate, that is to say counterfeited, the water shall become anon trouble; and also if the balm be fine it shall fall to the bottom of the vessel, as though it were quicksilver, for the fine balm is more heavy twice than is the balm that is sophisticate and counterfeited.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • The Camorra, an Italian crime group, sells counterfeited goods, including clothes and software, and is involved in narcotics trafficking.

    Sanctions Target Organized Crime Groups

  • Internet service providers no longer have to engineer their networks for domain name takedowns, and they get a little more slack for liabilities against them when counterfeited content travels on their networks.

    Internet piracy debate intensifies on Senate bill

  • Aucker "did use, unlawfully possess and exhibit military and naval discharge certificates, knowing the same to be forged, counterfeited or falsely altered," according to a document filed in U.S. District Court in

    Aucker hit by charge of altering his record

  • Whoever forges, counterfeits or falsely alters any certificate of discharge from the military or naval service of the United States, or uses, unlawfully possesses or exhibits any such certificate, knowing such to be forged, counterfeited, or falsely altered, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more that one year or both.

    The Price

  • More than 270 counterfeited plates, which were confiscated during the past two years, have been destroyed.

    Photos of the Day: Jan. 13

  • A manufacturer of high-demand luxury hair care implements, company founder Farouk Shami contracted with a Chinese molding company, only to find that his designs were being pilfered and his CHI products counterfeited.

    Tom Silva: Made in America?

  • If enacted in its present form which now seems unlikely, the legislation would significantly expand the powers of US law enforcement to combat online trafficking in copyrighted and counterfeited goods.2 What kinds of powers was Sopa set to provide?

    Q&A: Stop Online Piracy Act


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