University and high school students are being encouraged with awards by Dubai Customs to find creative ideas to prevent piracy and counterfeiting. In the page A7 report, ‘Students join battle against fake products’, published in the Nation section of Gulf News on October 14, the awards will be given in categories for the best awareness campaigns, innovation, short films, website, book and short play.
Gulf News asked readers online: Have you knowingly bought counterfeit products? Seven out of 10 residents said they haven’t.
Last week Dubai authorities seized 12 million fake phones and accessories. Reactions from readers on the Gulf News Facebook page largely showed that they unknowingly bought counterfeit products, only realising it after the fact. Gulf News reader Bibek Gurung said: “It’s true that in the online shops, they are using these kinds of goods. Once I was also betrayed with the duplicate mobile phone.”