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

Michael Meloni mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com
Mon Nov 10 17:01:51 AEDT 2008

Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 08/11/2008, at 8:06 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> It'd be interesting to find the actual source of those figures, like
>> ars did in the US:
>> http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/dodgy-digits-behind-the-war-on-piracy.ars/1
>> http://tinyurl.com/4acrjt
> Bob Debus' office has told me that the figures come from an Australian  
> Institute of Criminology report "Intellectual property crime and  
> enforcement in Australia" published 3 October. http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/rpp/94/

I briefly skimmed and searched the PDF for keywords, but I only found 
reference to terrorism connections, not child pornography.

Debus said "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."  I'd be keen to know the source of that 
information and how close the links are.

This NZ story is one example of a link 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4629381a11.html  but is it a regular occurrence?

Michael Meloni

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