Meet the counterfeit cops who police parking lots
This week's feature story, "Phish Story," shines a light on the music bootlegging world, specifically those tasked with making sure a band's not getting ripped off in the parking lot outside its shows, by those who sell counterfeit merch.
It's supposed to be a civil matter, but as a video that went viral after a September 2, 2011 Phish concert shows, some say those hired for bootleg abatement take the job too far.
Read that story here: "Phish Story: A fight on Shakedown Street left one man in stitches and another fearing for his family."
Also be sure to read these sidebars for more on the counterfeit merchandising world:
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