[LINK] DVD pirating costing industry $1.7b: Debus

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Sat Nov 8 18:39:18 AEDT 2008

Another one of those wonderful calculations.

DVD pirating costing industry $1.7b: Debus
ABC Website

The Federal Government says DVD piracy is costing the entertainment 
industry more than $1.7 billion.

Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus has today overseen the destruction of 
more than 230,000 pirated DVDs, computer equipment and burners in Sydney.

Mr Debus says while there are significant penalties for copying of DVDs 
the practice is still happening on a widespread level.

He says it is not a victimless crime.

"Instead many of the DVDs that are being bought by members of the 
Australian public today are effectively being bought from crime 
syndicates who are also engaged in drug trading, child pornography and 
other henous crimes," he said.


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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