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    Question about Bootleg DVD's

    We seized a bunch of them from a guy selling them out of his front yard. Is there someone specific that we should contact with the MPAA or maybe the FED's?

    Any info would be appreciated.

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    Originally posted by ExghettoPopo View Post
    Question about Bootleg DVD's

    We seized a bunch of them from a guy selling them out of his front yard. Is there someone specific that we should contact with the MPAA or maybe the FED's?

    Any info would be appreciated.
    If the quality is good and he's got good taste in bootlegs.... I might be able to help you

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    • #3
      When I get to work today (in about 4 hours from this post) I forward an email to you with all the info you need. Just get your email address to me.
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      Originally posted by Smurfette
      Lord have mercy. You're about as slick as the business side of duct tape.
      Originally posted by DAL
      You are without doubt a void surrounded by a sphincter muscle.

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      • #4
        Seems that you may have the right guys to talk to as indicated above. I'm pretty sure FBI investigates copyright infringement. At least that's what I read on the Disney Cars movie I watched this morning with my little one.
        I'm 10-8 like a shark in a sea of crime..

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        • #5
          When I worked major fraud cases with LASD I had a couple major cases of counterfeit music, one being the largest case in the country. The industry takes this very seriously if its a major case with thousands or in my case millions of counterfeit recordings. They have some excellent investigators that can provide all the expertise for court.

          In my major case in 1989 the suspects home was used just for the making of counterfeit music tapes, there was hundreds of thousands dollars worth of the highest quality recording equipment thru out the house. All of the major parties were convicted of Felony crimes and in the end the RIAA got all of the recording equipment and also got the house thru the federal court.

          I had one major case in 1989 where we proved that the proceeds of counterfeit music was going to the Palestine Liberation Org.
          Retired LASD

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          • #6
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            Last edited by Joe159; 09-05-2009, 03:28 PM.

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            • #7
              As already mentioned, Motion Picture Assn have great investigators. They go after these people regardless the size of the seizure. I recently dealt with an investigator who was retired FBI. The U.S. Atty in D.C. deal with these cases all the time. If you need some numbers shoot me an IM.

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              • #8
                I like the commericials that start with "you wouldn't steal a car. You wouldn't steal a purse. Why should you steal movies!" Like bootlegging is the same as stealing a car! I don't think its a big deal. If the feds wanted to stop it so bad, all they have to do is sit in some barbershops and wait for the movie man to walk in....
                "Its not what you know, its what you can prove."-Training Day

                "Game on, bitches. Whoop whoop, flash the lights, pull it over."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lpstopper View Post
                  I like the commericials that start with "you wouldn't steal a car. You wouldn't steal a purse. Why should you steal movies!" Like bootlegging is the same as stealing a car! I don't think its a big deal. If the feds wanted to stop it so bad, all they have to do is sit in some barbershops and wait for the movie man to walk in....
                  You're right it's not the same as stealing a car. A stolen car, on average, is anywhere between 10-40 thousand dollars. The loss to the movie industry can be in the hundreds of thousands. The loss of intellectual property (patents) is the only loss addressed in the Constitution, so you figure out how important it is.
                  Today's Quote:

                  "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
                  Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Ok, I found the contact name and number. I never got a PM with the OP's email addy, so here it is publicly....this is THE go-to guy for your investigations.

                    Jim Orr
                    Anti-Piracy Trainer & Investigator
                    Recording Industry Association of America
                    Motion Picture Association of America
                    714-231-5398
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                    Originally posted by Smurfette
                    Lord have mercy. You're about as slick as the business side of duct tape.
                    Originally posted by DAL
                    You are without doubt a void surrounded by a sphincter muscle.

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                    • #11
                      Update....Jim has seen this thread, and is waiting for you all to call him. Yes, he replied to my email in about 10 minutes on a Saturday. He is INCREDIBLY responsive to LE Agencies.
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                      Originally posted by Smurfette
                      Lord have mercy. You're about as slick as the business side of duct tape.
                      Originally posted by DAL
                      You are without doubt a void surrounded by a sphincter muscle.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks FJDAVE. I passed the info on to the investigating officer.

                        After Saturday I was off for the holiday. Forgive me for not checking the forum.

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                        • #13
                          FJDAVE, Jim Orr hooked us up. He's even going to have some training materials sent our way.

                          Thanks again for the info.

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                          • #14
                            Outstanding! I'm glad he can help. I'm trying to talk him into registering for O.com so others can use his vast knowledge and experience.
                            sigpic
                            Originally posted by Smurfette
                            Lord have mercy. You're about as slick as the business side of duct tape.
                            Originally posted by DAL
                            You are without doubt a void surrounded by a sphincter muscle.

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