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Man held for pirate dvds

PUBLISHED: 15:44 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:04 25 August 2010

A 31-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for selling counterfeit DVDs on websites, including Australia, Seven Pounds and Four Christmases.

A 31-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for selling counterfeit DVDs on websites, including Australia, Seven Pounds and Four Christmases.

Trading Standards Officers from Bexley, the Metropolitan Police and investigators from the Federation of Copyright Theft (FACT) raided a house in Great Queen Street, Dartford last Thursday.

As well as copies of recent hit films, a laptop, 22 burners and 600 recordable DVDs were also seized.

A search warrant was also executed at an address in Old Farm Avenue, Sidcup, where they seized cash and other equipment. Kieron Sharp, director general of FACT, said: "The trade in counterfeit DVDs over the internet is not a harmless activity but serious criminality that FACT is working to attack in conjunction with law enforcement agencies across the UK.

"This criminality affects the livelihoods of the tens of thousands of people who work in the UK film and TV industries."

The man was released and bailed to return pending further enquiries.

To report the manufacture or sale of counterfeit DVDs, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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