Following hot on the heels of the £30 million ebay fine as a result of action taken by Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior to protect their luxury goods made in Thailand sweat-shops for no more than $20, counterfeiters have hit back.
However, the counterfeiters decided that they have had enough. British representative of the Far Eastern Counterfeiters' Co-operative Union, Willy Fakemore, said:
"Wealthy airheads, WAGS, Chelsea Tractor drivers and chavs who have claimed enough social have been known to pay upwards of £2000 for a branded item simply because it is sold in Harvey Nicks or has a 'with-it' name.
"The fact that it's the product of some poor, half-blind teenager working 27 hours a day for $4, doesn't worry them.
"Members of the Far Eastern Counterfeiters' Co-operative Union are paid a very fair wage for a fair day's work, most on a "pay as you copy" basis. If they want to take a day off with their families, or to go looking for new designer tat to copy, there is no problem. They can take as many comfort breaks as they want.
"We also never employ any under-age workers, and we operate a profit share scheme and incentives for the best copies, although most of our work is better quality than originals, which is what this is actually all about.
"So we have decided to sue ebay for allowing designer goods manufacturers to rip-off the public. We will be challenging Louis Vuitton, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Chanel and many more, demanding that they stop ripping off the public.
"And we have the support of that model woman Naomi Campbell, even though she lives for her designer rubbish.
"To be honest, she's actually joined us just for the opportunity to deck someone."