THE man behind Britain's biggest domestic pirate CD
and DVD racket has been hit with a confiscation order for pounds 31,054.
COPS have suspended an officer after a search linked him to an alleged pirate CD
and DVD racket.
Many pirate CD
makers are believed to operate in that area, according to the China Daily.
Purchasing a pirate CD
or DVD and illegally downloading an MP3 file (without the rightholder's authorisation) are not always seen as "illegal activities".
BANGKOK Thailand's poor enforcement of intellectual property rights is attracting pirate CD
producers from overseas.
Chinese authorities have closed 15 of the estimated 30 to 40 pirate CD
plants, including three underground factories.
With these simple components, anyone can easily and inexpensively set up a pirate CD
A MAN suspected of being at the heart of a massive pirate CD
and DVD operation is now being investigated for benefits fraud.
It is now possible, as Michael Eisner, Disney's chairman, demonstrated at a US Senate hearing in February, to capture from the Internet a brand-new film, such as "Monsters Inc" or a current TV showHowever, the recording industry wants to reverse the trend, and called for optical disc regulations to control pirate CD
manufacturing, particularly where production capacity far outstrips demand, including compulsory use of identifiers such as the Source Identification (SID) Code.
RELAXED: Stephen Reid jokes with police raiding his pirate CD
shop; PIRATE KING: Police believe that John Croy, above, knocked out the thousands of counterfeit CDs seized at the Jolly Rodger shop, top right, run by Stephen Reid, right
In addition, pirate CD
sales now exceed 500 million units per year, according to the IFPI.
With this technology, anyone can easily set up a pirate CD