Canadian Pirates Gave Asia & Russia a Run for "Our Money".
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
After several complaints over the years by musicians and the public alike Canadian authourities finally acted and raided a Manitoba Piracy Ring operating Worldwide.
Asia and Russia, long accused of being the biggest in counterfieting CDs, everything from Software to video and music certainly must be smiling, in what they view as a Canadian competitor taking the food out of their mouths.
Since this was common knowledge in the music and entertainment industry, many must be angered, though relived that this has been going on for far too long inflicting Billions of dollars in total damage to their livlihood.
Police bust alleged CD, DVD pirate operation
Updated Thu. Mar. 6 2008 11:15 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
WINNIPEG -- Police in Manitoba have shut down what they call a sophisticated CD and DVD pirating operation that has long been a thorn in the side of the Canadian music industry.
The seizure Wednesday of more than 200,000 CDs and DVDs from the production shop of Winnipeg-based Audiomaxxx.com is likely Canada's largest in the a decade, says Graham Henderson, president of the Canadian Recording Industry Association.
"This is drawing gasps,'' Henderson told The Canadian Press on Thursday.
Until Wednesday's haul, the Canada's largest seizure was about 10,000 counterfeit discs, he said.