On my trip to China last year, for setting up potential manufacturing in China,
it was clear there are no qualms what-so-ever about copying. The rational is,
as long as the market is internal to China, there is no issue with copying. It
only if the product is to be shipped outside of China that copying is a problem.
The fact that some of these are now coming onto the world market is interesting.
China's manufacturing is on steroids at the moment and will likely dominate
the world very soon. Too bad there is no blue sky:
At 09:45 AM 3/3/2006, you wrote:
>As the talk returns to tripods again, you might visit Ken Rockwell's website
>and turn to the PMA report. There is a Chinese company that is making Gitzo
>knock-offs. They are copies so accurate as to remind one of the old joke
>about the man taking a suit to a Hong Kong tailor for an overnight copy-
>they are accurate down to the logo. The name is different but not very.
>Rockwell says that they are quite good, nearly as good as Gitzos. They await
>US distrubution, but probably not for long, legal action notwithstanding.
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