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UK music cops busy
By Jon Newton, p2pnet.net
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2002-10-22
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Source: Mi2N - October 17

British Trading Standards Department cops raided a shop and house in Bargoed, South Wales, and found, "hundreds of music master discs and films" which formed, "the repertoire of material available for making counterfeit copies. The shop was used to sell the copied CD's and films along with the legitimate products."

The BTS said two computers with CD copying facilities were seized and will be, "forensically examined by independent experts to determine their contents" and added, "A man will be questioned and will face possible charges under the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act (1988), the Trade Marks Act (1994) and the Trade Descriptions Act (1968)."

Following, "weeks of surveillance activity," Greater Manchester police officers the BTS raided another house in Wigan, Lancs, and discovered, "approximately five thousand music discs, computer game CD's and films. More than ten thousand music albums were available via a mail order subscription service website. A computer system which was equipped with CD copying facilities was taken and will be forensically examined."

A man will be questioned and will face possible charges under the same act as the person nailed in South Wales, says the BTS.


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