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Pirate CD plant raided in Istanbul

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Oct 2007 19:36 User comments (2)

Pirate CD plant raided in Istanbul Recently, the Turkish arm of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), known as Mu Yap, purchased a pirate CD with music from a popular Turkish singer, Serder Ortac, whom has had several best-selling albums there. A check by IFPI London tracked the pirate disc back to a Turkish replication plant in Istanbul, which lead to Mu Yap making a criminal complaint to the authorities.
As a result, on September 20th, shortly after midnight, the plant was raided by 20 Turkish police officers, accompanied by Mu Yap. They recovered 13,000 suspected infringing units, by the popular Turkish artist Ibrahim Tatlise, together with 2,000 inlays and jewel boxes marked with Turkish Government banderols.

The Police are liaising with the Ministry of Culture to establish the issuing chain of the banderols and Mu Yap is assisting with preparation of prosecution documents.

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2 user comments

11.10.2007 21:14

You know its really nice to see that our worlds governments are taken control of this MAJOR crime of piracy.. I guess Murders and Rapiest are 2nd on the list to Pirating music and movies....... I think Piracy is more talked about than the freaking war in Iraq...

24.10.2007 22:02

At least we know that its crossing all across the middle east as well. They just have a different name to what the western world has.

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