- Title: PERU: PERUVIAN AUTHORITIES DESTROY PIRATED MUSIC AND MOVIES
- Date: 23rd April 2004
- Summary: (W8) LIMA, PERU (APRIL 23, 2004) (REUTERS) 1. TV STREET FULL OF CDS AND DVDS BEING DESTROYED 0.05 2. SV/SLV OF CDS BEING DESTROYED BY ROAD ROLLER (3 SHOTS) 0.27 3. CU VARIOUS OF PIRATED CDS 0.37 4. MCU (Spanish) MARIN MOSCOSO, HEAD OF THE OFFICE OF RIGHTS OF AUTHORS, SAYING "The damming, we calculate, in piracy goes beyond three hundred million dollars, we are destroying here two hundred thousand cds and VHS and these two hundred thousand are just a part of the millions that have been confiscated and this demonstrates there has been a lot of damage, to jobs, in development." 1.00 5. LAS OF ANTI PIRACY WORKERS TAKING CDS OUT OF BAGS/PAN OF CDS (3 SHOTS) 1.15 6. SLV OF ARTISTS BREAKING PIRATED CDS WITH HAMMERS (2 SHOTS) 1.26 7. SV/MCU (Spanish) SALIM, SINGER, HOLDING A PIRATED CD OF HIS ALBUM "POP PORN," SAYING "They should enforce the laws, that's why they exist, if they are not enforced there's no reason to have these laws. There is no one in jail, not one pirate in jail, this cannot be, it's eight years in jail." (2 SHOTS) 1.41 8. SLV/CU OF CHILDREN JUMPING ON PIRATED CDS (3 SHOTS) 1.57 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: LIMA, PERU
- Country: Peru
- Reuters ID: LVA96THYLDZZ4PXP34QL5TGNKYER
- Story Text: Peruvian authorities destroy pirated music and movies.
Peru's intellectual property protection agency,
Indecopi, destroyed some 200,000 CDs on Friday (April 23, 2004).
As part of a crackdown campaign against Peru's bootleg market.
Counterfeit CDs sell for about two U.S. dollars in
informal shops across the capital. Legal copies cost ten times as much.
"The damage, we calculate, in piracy goes beyond 300 million
dollars," said Marin Moscoso, Director of the Office of Author's Rights.
"We are destroying here 200-thousand CDs and VHS and these 200 thousand
are just a part of the millions that have been confiscated and this
demonstrates there has been a lot of damage, to jobs, development."
The mass destruction was part of a campaign against piracy that
commonly brings movies and music to Latin America months before they are
released by production companies.
"They should enforce the laws," said Salim, a singer, who
held a pirated CD of his latest album, "Pop Porn" in his hand.
"That's why laws exist. If they are not enforced there's no reason to
have these laws. There is no one in jail, not one pirate in jail, this cannot
be, it's eight years in jail."
In the last five years, prices of pirated CDs and VCDs have dropped by
as much as 50 percent due to the improvement of technology and diminishing
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