DVD burner lab raided in New York
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Source: Mi2N - March 31, 2002
The New York Police Department's Organized Crime Investigation Division hit
an apartment in the Bronx, New York, that was illegally producing pirate
DVDs using DVD Burning equipment, says the Motion Picture Association of
America (MPAA). Many of the movie titles seized weren't at the time
available in home video format. They included Lord of the Rings, Training
Day, Queen of the Damned and Ali.
This was apparently the first DVD burner lab discovered in the US. Police
seized two computer towers, 15 DVD Burners, 1,208 pirate DVDs and $5,240 in
cash, and arrested one person.
The MPAA said an initial forensic investigation showed all of the masters
were pirate DVDs, some imported from Asia and others of unknown origin.
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