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MPAA Arrests 461 Movie Pirates

Posted: August 19th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced Monday the arrest of 461 alleged movie pirates 56 caught using a camcorder in a theater during a three-month period ending in July. [via Wired]

The announcement, which also said 1,000 optical disc burners were seized, could not be independently verified in what the MPAA is calling "Operation Takedown" a law enforcement effort conducted jointly with local authorities and MPAA investigators.

The operation included the countries of China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Korea.

The MPAA said cinema workers in Thailand were now using night-vision goggles to crack down on piracy. It said Hollywood's lobbying arm also "conducted training for cinema staff to identify camcorders and prepped enforcement officers with basic knowledge of copyright law and to identify pirated products all around Asia."

Among the highlights, according to the MPAA: more than 4 million pirated discs seized in China, 182 burners seized in Malaysia, 39 camcorder "interdictions" in the Philippines, 548 burners seized in Taiwan, 110 people arrested in Thailand and more than 530,000 infringing files removed from the internet in Korea.

Source: Wired


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bacci40 writes:
on August 19th, 2008 at 10:04:26 PM

good job guys...yet somehow, a pirate copy of tropic thunder is all over the net...you guys aint gonna stop piracy...what you need to do if find a better way of distribution...and this includes releasing first run movies right to the internets...funny, but despite piracy, dk is close to becoming the top grossing movie of all time...maybe if you put out more quality product, piracy wont mean squat...f*ck the mpaa...steal all movies

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