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Major anti-piracy operations in Brazil

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Nov 2007 17:49 User comments (3)

Major anti-piracy operations in Brazil Over the past month, several anti-piracy operations in Brazil have targeted street pirates in market places. Three major operations were very successful, starting on October 5th, when authorities in the city of Farroupilha, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, seized approximately one million blank optical units, 200 burners and computer notebooks valued at around $500,000 destined for pirates markets in Brazil.
The seized goods came from the border town of Rivera in Uruguay, which has become the new wholesale outlet for suspect blank optical media and burners. On October 15th, Brazilian authorities intercepted three so-called tourist buses coming from Ciudad de Este in Paraguay on a major highway used for shipping pirate goods in the tri-border. They seized a total of 210,000 CD-Rs and DVD-Rs containing pirated music and movies along with 185 burners and over $300,000 in computer notebooks.

Three people were detained in that operation. On October 18th, 18 search warrants were executed in the market of Galeria Pagé. A total of 105,000 DVDs and 18,300 CD-Rs were seized with illegal film and music products. This marks the third time in a year that Galeria Page was raided and APCM is looking into pursuing civil action against the owners of the market for permitting ongoing pirating activities.

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3 user comments

112.11.2007 3:50

Finally I can sleep easier at night!

31.12.2007 21:48

doesnt make a difference in the long run because others will take their place

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