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Dutch police bust pirate

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Feb 2007 18:27 User comments (15)

Dutch police bust pirate Dutch police have busted a 48 year old shop owner for selling counterfeit copies of music CDs and DVDs. The police found about 5200 illegal copies of content at a local music store in Delt. In a nearby store that the same man owned, they found a further 160 illegal copies and 1,300 DVDs at the man's house. Police has suspected that the man was involved with the large scale sale of counterfeit goods.
The police also found 400 illegal records (LP), 70 illegal tapes and six computers. The suspect had already been busted twice for piracy back in the 90s. He now risks a fine up to 670.000, 4 years in jail and may have to pay a Dutch anti-piracy foundation up to 3,000,000 after previously signing an agreement.

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15 user comments

13.2.2007 18:32

You would think after getting caught twice before this man would have learned his lesson. "400 illegal records (lp)" this guy must be a serious pirate that equipment isn't cheap.

23.2.2007 18:53

wow with all the stuff he has he must have never even stopped after he got caught in the 90s

33.2.2007 20:09

In the 60's and before, a gentleman had a collection of every record the studios ever made. When he sold a copy of his records, it was to those studios who held the copyrights but were careless with the masters -- movie scores became nonexistent. Surprise! Someone turned him in and his collection was confiscated! Try and find a copy of "A Star is Born" with Judy Garland -- the only one you can buy is all patched up with stills! Maybe the Dutchman went overboard, but did he render a service?

44.2.2007 7:02

in the united states they have a law for that its call " 3 strick rule" and for someone like this who does it to make money off the backs of hard working people who paid for what they thought they were buying as being legal, this would land his ass in jail for ever ... what everyone needs to remmber is that it is illeagl to sell the back up to another as an origonal and this bird shows the need for darwinism awards for dumb tech's as much as the guy who straps a jet engine on the family car and ends up on the side of a mountian with a big crater to his name....

54.2.2007 10:11
majkk
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"in the united states they have a law for that its call " 3 strick rule" YOU mean "3 strike rule". Learn to spell.

64.2.2007 13:57

My question: wouldn't an illegal copy of a record be either shoplifted, stolen, or copied at the manufacturer's plant instead of pirated?

74.2.2007 14:54

The fact that he got caught once before did not teach him a lesson. Or maybe for him to think to protect his goods a little better than that. :)

84.2.2007 15:15

I think you young-uns have never looked at the copyright laws about the time that John Dylans records were being brazenly sold under the "Pig" label. They were being "stolen" so that draft dodgers could go to Canada and stay out of Vietnam. YOU DIDN'T READ MY POSTING -- HE WAS ONLY SELLING TO THE STUDIOS WHO OWNED THE COPYRIGHTS. I'm sure non of you would do a thing like that!!!!!

94.2.2007 15:17

I think you young-uns have never looked at the copyright laws about the time that John Dylans records were being brazenly sold under the "Pig" label. They were being "stolen" so that draft dodgers could go to Canada and stay out of Vietnam. YOU DIDN'T READ MY POSTING -- HE WAS ONLY SELLING TO THE STUDIOS WHO OWNED THE COPYRIGHTS. I'm sure non of you would do a thing like that!!!!!

104.2.2007 16:47

RRRRRRRR!.. Walk the plank matee!

114.2.2007 17:10

wow Majkk thanks for the spelling correction maybe a comment other then that would be helpful.. but thats what you get from someone who spells "Magic with2 (K's)"

124.2.2007 18:44
majkk
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Hey mistic ass, it's the acronym for my kids names. Why is yours mistic, because you can't find your head up your ass???

134.2.2007 21:42

Now now children......... behave

145.2.2007 4:00

But this is exactly the sort of thing that RIAA and the labels should be going after - trying to make a profit by selling illegal copies of copyrighted works. Whether they should be mass-suing downloaders, employing scare tactics on internet users, and having laws written to suit their whims is another matter. 400 illegal LPs? Which he can sell for a very small amount each? I don't see how he expected to make a profit selling counterfit vinyl LPs...

155.2.2007 7:49

You figure he would of stopped after the first two times.

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