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Police raid turns up 150,000 pirate CDs

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 05 Mar 2007 17:22 User comments (11)

Police raid turns up 150,000 pirate CDs Police in Naples launched an anti-piracy raid on a premises in in the suburb of Arzano, which turned up approximately 150,000 pirate discs, including music and movies. Police seized the counterfeit material, and also seized 276 CD burners and arrested the 25 year old male suspect. Police had been watching the location of the raid since Christmas.
The operation was carried out during the week of the main Italian music TV show Festival of Sanremo. More anti-piracy raids around the world recently also turned up huge numbers of counterfeit CDs containing software, games, music and movies. As a fine example, Guatemalan National Police in co-ordination with the Attorney General's Office conducted a massive raid in downtown Guatemala City that turned up over one million counterfeit discs containing pirated music and movies on February 9th.

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11 user comments

15.3.2007 18:13

Wow, apparently this is a big crackdown.
Fine with me, use the resources to stop criminals. Not the p2p users!

25.3.2007 19:07
voltdog
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i'm with veyron, go after those people that are making money off the piracy.

36.3.2007 6:01

Isn't there more important things for people to do (besides helping the rich) like say helping the sick and/or poor? When will this sh** every stop?

46.3.2007 8:36

Naples is very corrupt so they must not have been giving the Naples police enough money to look the other way, live and learn... :D

58.3.2007 15:27

Pirates are always gonna be pirates-but what gets me is how the RIAA and MPAA are trying to dictate the we consumers can't make ligitimate backups of HDDVD and or Bluray discs. Piracy is one thing (and it's wrong no matter how you try to make it not), backup copies are another thing all together. I for one am happy to see AnyDVD taking the fight down to the trenches.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Mar 2007 @ 15:28

68.3.2007 16:08

veyron (Newbie) 5 March 2007 23:13
Wow, apparently this is a big crackdown.
Fine with me, use the resources to stop criminals. Not the p2p users


Die P2P!! P2P are weak!! P2P services are illegal as well so please don't contridict yourself.

78.3.2007 18:40

Okay RuPtUrE, I'll concede. Downloading copyrighted material through p2p apps is illegal. No one has ever questioned that point.
Guess what else is illegal. Making a copy of a DVD you own as a backup. Transferring a video tape movie into a digital format.
Laws are slow to be written and as history proves are always behind the times.
So, to make you happy we'll equate your average p2p user to well established gangsters and corrupt governments.
Good outlook on the whole "problem". You are clearly a mental giant who
has covered all the bases.
I'm sure you'll find many supporters on this site.

89.3.2007 6:17

veyron (Newbie) 5 March 2007 23:13
Wow, apparently this is a big crackdown.
Fine with me, use the resources to stop criminals. Not the p2p users


Die P2P!! P2P are weak!! P2P services are illegal as well so please don't contridict yourself.


Back to the subject!! You state to go after the criminals. Criminals being the people selling copyrighted material. Yet you state not the P2P users. What do you think P2P users do? Share illegal content!! Duh!! No brainer. And im not stating that doing things legit is right neither. Why shouldn't I be able to back up a copy of my dvd! Im just stating that when you pass it off to someone else who didn't pay for it....well thats a different story. P2P...DEAD!

99.3.2007 6:18

Oh yeah...Theres a reason the word "newbie" Is in ( ) next to your name...It has a big and true meaning..lol

1012.3.2007 5:23

In good old days I used to transfer my LPs to cassettes & listen toi them while driving cross country.

I also used to record live music from some of the FM stations which were broadcasting instrumental music 24 hours a day.

Now is that piracy or what? By our country's laws anything that is broadcast on air is beyond the purview of copyright laws. So how does one deal with that?

1124.2.2008 18:18

Originally posted by veyron:
Guess what else is illegal. Making a copy of a DVD you own as a backup.

Not sure where your from but it's not illegal to back up a copy of a dvd you legally own for private use only.

to RuPtUrE: (newbie) by the name just means your not that active on this particular website.
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