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Mounted Police Seize 'Bootleg' Rock Concerts
By Mi2N
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2004-08-01
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has seized several hundred 'bootleg' copies of live concerts of numerous Canadian and international recording artists and has charged a Hamilton man with five counts of copyright infringement. The seizure was made at a retail event open to the public at a downtown Hamilton hotel on June 13th, 2004. Charges were laid yesterday. Information provided by investigators from the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) to the RCMP led to the seizure and the subsequent charges.

The 'bootleg' musical works seized on June 13th by police include approximately 1,140 DVDs; 1,570 VHS tapes; 340 CDs; 50 audiocassettes and 5 CDRs (video in CD format). They contain 'bootleg' live concerts of Canadian artists including Shania Twain, Nickelback, The Guess Who, Jann Arden, Rush, Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Neil Young, The Tragically Hip and The Barenaked Ladies. The concerts were illegally recorded in numerous venues in North America including Toronto and Hamilton. Other musical works seized include concerts by The Rolling Stones, The Who, Guns and Roses and Bruce Springsteen among many others.

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