Biggest ever anti piracy raid complete

By Derek Sooman on March 18, 2006, 9:57 AM
One of the biggest crackdowns ever in the UK on counterfeiters has just been completed, following a six-month investigation into the supply, distribution and sale of counterfeit CDs, DVDs and computer games. The operation culminated with the arrest of 29 suspected felons. Involving more than 135 police, the operation will lead to suspects facing multiple criminal fraud charges collectively brought by the BPI, FACT and DWP.

Michael Rawlinson, deputy director general of ELSPA commented: "We were pleased to work alongside the BPI, DWP and FACT in this investigation - the excellent results achieved show just how successful a united front can be in shutting down illegal activity. ELSPA would like to thank everyone involved for their work in helping to protect local traders and the general community from the effects of pirated goods."

BPI Director of Anti-Piracy David Martin said; "The criminal gangs that control the production, manufacturing, distribution and sale of counterfeit goods may have become increasingly organised and large in number, but so have we.




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eko said:
Yeah. I'm sure that they're a lot worse than the ones selling cocaine, right?! Just because they prevent the movie and music giants to rip us off some more, right ?!
enasni said:
[b]Originally posted by eko:[/b][quote]Yeah. I'm sure that they're a lot worse than the ones selling cocaine, right?! Just because they prevent the movie and music giants to rip us off some more, right ?![/quote]Its all very true, but letting them rip off millions of dollars of merchandise isn't the way to get our point across. Selling fakes, NO, just share cd's not for profit though.
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