MUMBAI: Three homes raided in
Over 250,000 pirated DVDs and 100 DVD-R burners were seized. A 49-year-old male is currently assisting police with their investigations. Among the seizure were latest AFACT member company titles including American Gangster, I am Legend and
Information attained at the scene by police resulted in further search warrants being executed within hours after the first raid at two residential premises in St Albans in
The two burner labs, running 170 burners 10 hours per day, seven days per week, were capable of producing over 4 million DVDs a year with an estimated street value of over A$12 million.
“This case marks the start of AFACT’s major crackdown on burner labs. The size of this illegal operation provides a clear example of the economic damage movie pirate syndicates wreak on legitimate Australian businesses producing and distributing movies and TV shows. Movie pirates don’t care whose interests they damage in their search for illegal gains,” said AFACT Director of Operations Neil Gane.
“The Australian authorities have done it again. Their aggressive enforcement efforts send a clear message that piracy will not be tolerated. We congratulate them on another successful raid and look forward to working with them on the next one,” said Asia-Pacific for the Motion Picture Association senior vice president and regional director Mike Ellis.