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Another year, another renewal of New York's counterfeit bill. Councilwoman Margaret Chin has one again taken up an effort to ban the purchase of counterfeit goods. The bill proposes that the person buying the goods would be charged a $1,000 fine or up to a year in prison if they knew or should have known that "such trademark is counterfeit for reasons including, but not limited to, the quality and price of the purchased item, and/or the condition of the seller and the sale location." [Racked NY]