MPA raids hit Taiwan disc plants

Hiestand, Jesse
October 2005
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;10/18/2005, Vol. 391 Issue 21, p4
This article reports that three alleged online suppliers of bootlegged DVDs in Taiwan have been shut down as part of the U.S. Motion Picture Association (MPA)'s heightened anti-piracy operations in the Asia-Pacific region. MPA said that it conducted more than 25,000 investigations in the region last year, a 65% increase over 2003, as it responds to the increased presence of organized crime and an influx of new bootleggers using stacks of DVD-R and CD-R burners. It was separately announced on Monday that a raid on a video rental shop in the Palika Bazaar in New Delhi, India led to the arrest of the owner and seizure of nearly 17,000 pirated optical discs, one of the largest such confiscations in the city.


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