Rus News Journal

In Moscow suburbs the warehouse piracy DVD is liquidated - disks

In situated near Moscow Lyubertsy the underground warehouse from which it is confiscated about 80 thousand counterfeit DVD - disks is liquidated, have informed in a press - Central administrative board service on struggle against economic crimes FSENP the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
during operation in warehouse territory are found out and withdrawn DVD - disks with films the rights on which belong to known Russian and foreign owners.
some thousand units of polygraphy, and also the accounting and other documentation testifying to participation of heads of firm to distribution of counterfeit production Besides, have been withdrawn, have informed in GUBEP, having added that field investigators have appeared in a warehouse just while here were engaged in packaging of disks with film record the Lord of rings .
Under the preliminary information, counterfeit DVD - disks were realised in melkooptovyh shops at the price of 80 - 90 roubles for a disk. According to experts, the damage put to legal owners, has made 25 million rbl. On the given fact criminal case as regards 2 articles 146 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (infringement of the author`s and adjacent rights) is brought.
it is necessary to notice that a turn piracy audio - and a video production in the Russian market in 2003. Has decreased on 15 % in comparison with 2002. The State Duma had been accepted changes in the Russian legislation, toughening responsibility for manufacture and distribution of piracy production. In particular, punishment not only for distribution is defined, but also for storage of piracy production for the purpose of the subsequent sale - for it punishment in the form of imprisonment for the term up to 5 years is provided. Besides, the damage (100 minimum wage rates) for infringement of copyrights on which there comes criminal punishment is defined.