A major crackdown in counterfeit DVDs has begun, following a successful campaign around London.
The raids in the capital have, according to Sky News, resulted in 39 arrests and the seizure of around 90,000 discs – 60,000 of the DVDs were found in just one property.
One room in the house was filled entirely with hardcore pornography – a dream from some, but a nightmare for legitimate distributors.
The police initiative is being backed up by some movie heavyweights. These include: the UK film industry, the Intellectual Property Office, London councils, London Trading Standards Association and the Metropolitan Police.
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The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) has also been helping the police with the campaign.
DVD piracy is big business in the UK, with around £200 million in revenue lining the pockets of criminals, resulting in £500 million in lost sales for the film companies.