LONDON, ON, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - As a result of an investigation
conducted by the London Federal Enforcement Section of the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) approximately 3,770 counterfeit DVDs
worth approximately $75,000 were seized from a booth at the Gibraltar
Trade Centre on Dundas Street East in London. A male and female, both
from Cambridge, Ontario were arrested and face charges under the
Copyright Act for allegedly offering for sale an infringing copy of
work where a copyright subsists. If convicted they could faces fines of
up to twenty-five thousand dollars and/or imprisonment for a maximum
term of six months.
The accused were found in possession of the DVDs which were openly
displayed for sale. The titles included recently released DVD movies
such as Real Steel, The Help, Bad Teacher, Mr. Popper's Penguins,
Bridesmaids, Ides of March and The Social Network amongst many others.
Counterfeiting and piracy techniques have become more sophisticated,
making detection of the genuine article increasingly more difficult for
consumers. Counterfeit DVD packaging may look very similar to the
genuine product. To determine if a DVD is counterfeit, consumers should
watch for common signs such as spelling mistakes on the product, fuzzy
printing and undervalued pricing.
Anyone with information regarding the sale and /or manufacturing or
distributing of counterfeit DVD movies is encouraged to contact the
RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-265-4444.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
Cpl. Darren Morgan
Media Relation Officer
RCMP "O" Division
Office: (519) 645-4329 ext. 248