MUMBAI: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) announced that it raided an unlicensed DVD factory located in Sepang. One DVD replicating machine worth 4 441,000 (RM 1.5 million) with a projected production capacity of 3.5 million DVDs a year was seized.
Among the almost 7,000 pirated DVDs uncovered were the Motion Picture Association (MPA) member company titlesâ€™ Transformers, Ratatouille, 1408, and Black Sheep and games titles Transformers: The Game, Anotherâ€™s Centuryâ€™s Episode 3: The Final and Winning Eleven. No one was in the premises at the time of the raid.
The Malaysian Governmentâ€™s iron hand in dealing with pirates this year has led to 841 arrests and seizures totaling an estimated figure in excess of $ 12 million. Included in this value are eight VCD and five DVD replicating machines, 371 burners, 36 vehicles, 36 computers and close to three million pirated DVDs.
“Today’s successful raid is a warning call from the Malaysian Government to the pirates syndicates operating in the country. Coming close on the heels of Lucky & Flo’s departure, it points to the fact that enforcement efforts in