RCMP Shut Down Pirated Movies Sales

    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - The Toronto North Detachment of the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Federal Enforcement Section investigators
concluded an investigation into two local businesses in the GTA seizing more
than 12,000 pirated copies of new North American titled movies including some
which were still in theaters. Also seized was a multi DVD burner at one of the
two businesses located at the Richlane Mall and Metro Square. It is alleged
that pirated copies were being manufactured, distributed and offered for a
sale amount of between $4.00 and $7.00 each. The legitimate sale price should
be between $20 and $30 each.
    "The distribution of pirated DVD's is a serious, worldwide problem that
hurts not only the people who make the movies and legitimate retailers, but
also consumers who end up with bad quality counterfeit DVD's." said CMPDA's
Deputy Director of Anti-Piracy Operations, Steve Covey. "Active investigation
and prosecution of copyright violations sends an unmistakable message to
organized criminals that copyright theft is a serious crime that will be
prosecuted. We salute the efforts of the RCMP in this operation".
    "Piracy is widespread not only in the GTA, but throughout North America.
Movie piracy shuts down job opportunities and impacts everyone who is
legitimately involved in the production and distribution of movie works", says
Corporal Cathie Glenn.
    Charged with Fraud, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Fail to
Comply with Undertaking Conditions contrary to Sections 380(1), 354(1) and 145
of the Criminal Code are:

    1. SiSi WANG, 28, of Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, ON.
    2. Yong Bin WANG, 30, of Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, ON.

For further information:

For further information: Media Enquiries: Cathie Glenn, Cpl., Media
Liasion, Federal Enforcement Section, Toronto North Detachment, Office: (905)
953-7347, Cell: (905) 505-5079, e-mail: cglenn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca; Or Marc
LaPorte, Sgt, RCMP "O" Division (Ontario), Division Media Relations
Coordinator, Office: (519) 640-7302, Cell: (416) 992-4409, e-mail:

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