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Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Raid on Illegal Dutch DVD Manufacturing Plant
Dutch police made a significant bust on DVD pirating in the Netherlands. The police raided a DVD plant capable of making over 900 copies per hour.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which represents the recording industry, said that Dutch police were dismantling the disc factory in Velddriel, southeast of Amsterdam, after raiding it on Tuesday.
The illegal plant was making copies of "Ocean's Thirteen" and "Evan Almighty" and "Die Hard 4" where the source disc may have come from a legitimate plant which has since gone bankrupt.
The Dutch plant also had plans to produce thousands of audio CD discs featuring a compilation of chart music.
The Netherlands lost about $129 million in 2005 because of piracy (according to research group Screen Digest).
Dutch police said the pirated discs where being sold in schools, offices, pubs and via street vendors.