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Movie Piracy Thwarted Globally, Domestically

29 Jun, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Cincinnati police recently arrested 17 combined suspects in separate raids on alleged movie piracy operations.

The 13 members arrested in New York were part of an international network of pirates that were responsible for 50% of all camcorded film copies available on the black market and the Internet in the United States, and 25% of all illegally recorded films worldwide, according to the Motion Picture Assoc. of America.

Cincinnati authorities seized nearly 3,000 bootlegged DVDs and CDs, including recent theatrical releases Cars, Click and Nacho Libre.

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