Pirate hot spot hit with series of police raids

Andrews, Sam
January 2005
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;1/18/2005, Vol. 387 Issue 24, p10
This article reports that police in Cyprus have begun a campaign against many of the Mediterranean island's DVD pirates, the Motion Picture Association confirmed on Monday. The action started December 29, 2004 in the island capitol of Limassol, where police and customs officers raided 17 shops and seized more than 42,000 counterfeit DVDs, VCDs, VHS tapes, CDs and PlayStation games. This was followed on January 5, 2005 by a joint raid by police and the Cypriot branch of anti-piracy organization Federation Against Copyright Theft on 10 kiosks and two shops in and around Nicosia, where 1,561 DVDs, 12,666 CDs, 808 PlayStation games and 28 CD burners were seized.


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