RIAA and Dallas police team up, 'to curtail the sale of unauthorized Arabic
sound recordings in the United States'
Music Industry News - as it happens
Source: Mi2N - June 19, 2002
The above is a direct quote made unblushingly by Frank Creighton, Executive
VP and Director of Anti-Piracy for the RIAA (Recording Industry Association
of America) in a puff-release headed, "RIAA And Law Enforcement Foil CD
Pirates In Dallas."
Creighton was referring to a search-and-seizure exercise at the World Wide
Food Store in Dallas, Texas, on May 22 which, he said, "resulted in the
seizure of approximately 1,114 alleged counterfeit cassettes and 1,602
alleged counterfeit CDs."
He went on, "This retailer had been identified as a possible seller of
counterfeit and pirated Arabic music. A search warrant was executed after
warning letters from the RIAA were ignored. No arrests were made and charges
against the owner are pending further investigation" and added, "We
appreciate the commitment of the Dallas Police Department to fighting
There was no comment from the DPD.
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