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News Italian Police Confiscate 80,000 Pirated Anime DVDs
posted on 2007-09-28 09:34 EDT
Italian police charged six people in the central region of Ancona and other areas for copyright violations in mass-producing and selling pirated DVDs and videos of Japanese animation. About 80,000 DVDs and one million euros (about US$1.4 million) were confiscated. Many of the DVDs contained Mazinger Z, Kotetsu Zieg, Grendizer, and other works by creator Go Nagai. The suspect allegedly produced the pirated DVDs at three plants in the northern city of Bologna and elsewhere, for sale nationwide since 2005. An estimated 300,000 units were sold for three million euros (US$4 million). Thanks, enjin2000. Source: Yomiuri Online