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“Counterfeiting” Ethereum tokens: is it considered illegal?

ERC20 tokens are cryptocurrencies built upon the Ethereum blockchain. These tokens can be used for buying, selling,smart contracts, etc. See more information here: https://cointelegraph.com/explained/...
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Is it legal to sell suspected or proven counterfeit US currency?

If someone ends up with suspected counterfeit US currency, what can they do with it? Obviously tendering it for goods or services would be illegal. Handing it in for analysis and eventual ...
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What is the difference between “tamper,” “alter,” and “mutilate”

For example the words given here Whoever falsely makes, forges, counterfeits, mutilates, or alters any passport or instrument purporting to be a passport, with intent that the same may be used; ...
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Who can claim ownership of pirated goods?

I recently got into a discussion about copyright and ownership. The person was arguing that when you illegally copy an item, then the copy is owned by the original author. As such he argues that they ...
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Can You Be Prosecuted Under US Law for Counterfeiting Foreign Currency?

Let's imagine that I'm a person living in the US who wants to counterfeit foreign currency and then convert it into US dollars. Let's say it's the currency of a country that the US doesn't really have ...