While Asian countries are largely accused of allowing bootleggers to produce and distribute massive numbers of illegal DVDs, authorities in the U.K. said Wednesday that they had shut down an operation capable of producing 60,000 DVDs per day. Britain's Guardian newspaper said that the operation, operating in the Leyton section of east London, had 300 different film titles on hand at the time of the raid, including copies of last weekend's blockbuster, Ice Age 2. "All of the machines were running when we came in, making copies of Ice Age 2, and they were probably running them 24 hours a day, seven days a week," Michael Buchan, a senior investigator with the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact), told the newspaper. Police estimated that the factory could yield daily sales of nearly a half million dollars.



06/04/2006