Rus News Journal

Pirates have come nearer to capital

manufacturers kontrafakta have found at factories situated near Moscow

the Ministry of Internal Affairs has found out seven industrial lines, making DVD - disks with a piracy ­ content, - in Moscow, Zelenograd, Noginsk and the Serpukhov area. Only for 2009 these enterprises have caused to legal owners a damage in 13 mlrd rbl.

Employees of department of economic safety (DEB) the Ministry of Internal Affairs, have closed seven enterprises, piracy disks engaged in manufacture. The total cost of the equipment makes over 20 million dollars Volume of output only for 2009 has exceeded 50 million disks that makes 18 % from the all-Russian market. The damage to legal owners has made 13 mlrd rbl., speak in a press - service DEB. Upon checks criminal case to signs of the crime provided by item 146 of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation (infringement of the author`s and adjacent rights) has been brought.

The Deputy director of the Russian antipiracy organisation (RAPO - participated in operation as advisers) Victor Zlotja has told daily that piracy disks with a content belonging to the largest international labels - Universal, Paramount Pictures, Dis­ ney, Warner Brothers and Russian ­" have been found out­­; the Union - Video “ and kinovideoobedinenija “ the Close up “. RAPO intend to submit on behalf of legal owners the claim about damage compensation but only after the militia will establish, what legal and physical persons stood up for the organisation of illegal manufacture.

“ the most part of piracy disks was made on several large manufactures ­ in Yaroslavl region and in Ural Mountains, - head large IÒ - the companies speaks. - in Moscow labels were printed and packing was made. DVD - boksy were bought in China. Most likely, pirates have decided to transfer manufacture to the largest commodity market to have time to deliver on the market the freshest novelties of film service “.

the Chairman of association DVD - publishers Andrey Posadsky regrets that the militia has started to struggle with pirates when to sellers of a legal content became already all the same: “ 93 % of Russian market DVD - production are occupied with illegal manufacturers. The information on shocks of the illegal market ­ does not interest recently ­ almost legal manufacturers of production. The weak companies have left from the market, and strong have occupied the remained 5-7 % and have learnt in these frameworks to get profit, having understood all feebleness of struggle, in the absence of effective support of the state. Closing of these lines has only reduced a competition to the same piracy ­ lines “.

“ Judging by volumes of the found out equipment and estimations made counterfeit DVD, it is possible to say that it is serious blow on the market of piracy production. However for the majority ­ of the industries of legal owners of the extremely important there is a problem of distribution of counterfeit production in the Internet “ - the co-ordinator of the Russian branch of association Business Software Aliance Alexey Chernyj speaks.