There is an ECF member who has posted a thread saying the FT SVDs are copies. He bought an FT SVD and one from another vendor. I'm honestly not sure, since my FT SVD has some features different to his FT SVD - so mine appears to not be the same as the one he says is a clone.
Anyway - I will link the thread so anyone can read it for themselves and look at it. I'm not sure what to make of it this at this point: