- Title: PERU: AUTHORITIES IN LIMA STEAMROLL OVER THOUSANDS OF PIRATED CD'S AND DVD'S
- Date: 23rd November 2004
- Summary: (W1) LIMA, PERU (NOVEMBER 23, 2004) (REUTERS) PAN/LIMENA AVENUE WITH THOUSANDS OF CDS THROWN ON THE GROUND, WORKERS TAKING MORE CDS FROM A TRUCK SCU: WORKERS THROWING CD CASES FROM THE TRUCK ONTO THE ROAD WORKERS BREAKING OPEN BAGS FULL OF CDS AND THROWING THEM ON THE GROUND LAS: WORKERS SPREADING OUT THE THOUSANDS OF CDS WITH BROOMS CU: CD AND DVD COVERS ON THE GROUND WORKER EMPTYING OUT A BAG OF CDS ONTO THE GROUND TV/PAN: AVENUE LIMENA FULL OF CDS, STEAM ROLLER BEGINNING TO DESTROY THEM (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MARTIN MOSCOSO, HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, SAYING: "In general, the seizures amount to more than 350,000 copies and the percentage of piracy in the country depends on the sector we are confronting. For example, in the music sector, piracy amounts to 98 percent of the products which circulate in the market." VARIOUS OF THE STEAM ROLLER DESTROYING THE CDS (5 SHOTS) CHILDREN JUMPING ON THE REMAINS OF THE CDS
- Embargoed: 8th December 2004 12:00
- Location: LIMA, PERU
- Country: Peru
- Topics: Entertainment,General
- Reuters ID: LVA2NK3LPQ7SF5YRHXU5CSOCSUKR
- Story Text: Peruvian authorities steamroll over thousands of pirated CDs and DVDs.
Some 200,000 pirate CDs and DVDs were destroyed on an avenue in Lima, Peru on Tuesday (November 23) by the country's National Institute for the Defence of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) as part of a campaign to combat piracy.
INDECOPI's celebrated it's12th anniversary with artists, businessmen and workers affected by piracy by destroying the discs, all of which were decommissioned during the year.
Thousands of CDs and DVDs were crushed by a steam roller outside the INDECOPI offices as part of a campaign to increase public awareness of the damage caused by piracy not only to the artists involved but to the country's economy.
According to Martin Moscoso of the Department of Intellectual Property, hundreds of thousands of pirate CDs and DVDs are confiscated annually in Peru.
"In general the seizures amount to more than 350,000 copies and the percentage of piracy in the country depends on the sector we are confronting. For example in the music sector, piracy amounts to 98 percent of the products which circulate in the market," he said.
Cinema workers, staff from video rental companies and artists all took part in the destruction of pirated products.
In Peru, the minimum sentence for piracy has been strengthened to ensure that those involved, usually members of local mafia-type groups, are heavily penalised and to discourage piracy.
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