Major sentences for piracy issued in Argentina
September 14, 2006
An Argentine Court issued a two year prison sentences against two major music pirates for intellectual property violations. The defendants were found with 11 CD-R burners, 10,000 CDR's and a gun during a raid conducted on 9/25/03 and arrested immediately. Both men were kept in preventive incarceration until February of this year awaiting sentencing.
The defendants, a Paraguayan and an Argentine, controlled a pirating organization that operated in the La Matanza section of Greater Buenos Aires and were a significant source of illegal music and film product at the infamous flea market known as "La Salada".
This case is important in that the convictions were obtained for IPR violations based on an original compliant provided by the anti-piracy team in Argentina (Apdif Argentina)
We congratulate the Argentine authorities and Apdif Argentina on a job well done.
Eric J. Monterrosa