Dong Men (东门= East Gate) in Shenzhen is an incredible place. You can find buildings with small shops that all sell one component of a mobile phone or computer per floor, and on the next floor another component. On Shennan Central Road there is such a building named 华 Hua 强 Qiang (China Strong) 电 Dian 子 Zi (Electronic) 世 Shi 界 Jie (World) where you can buy external DVD drives.
In this photo series the whole procedure of counterfeiting is captured.
|On Shennan Central Road there is a building |
where you can find external DVD drives.
|Up the elevator you can see a red banner with yellow characters: |
"Severe prosecution will be engaged against those selling counterfeited products illegally"
|Here is the empty red casing|
|Then a sticker with the Apple logo came out of a drawer.|
|Adhesive plastic removed.|
|Sticker was placed|
|And ready is the counterfeit Apple DVD drive.|
|Just outside of the building is an official Apple dealer|
Happy World Intellectual Property Day 2011!