In Italy and France, buying counterfeit merchandise is a punishable crime. Lately, Anti-counterfeiting activists also as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, are getting tough on those who traffic in phony merchandise that pretends to be from a trusted brand-name. But now a few want to turn that scrutiny on the customers of these items. People who intentionally buy such goods could end up in jail if lawmakers are successful. Article resource: Consumers next target of anti-counterfeit crusaders? [personalmoneynetwork.com].