Indonesian raid leads to six arrests
Jakarta, 20th August 2007
Indonesian police and IFPI anti-piracy experts raided a pirate music factory on Thursday, 16th August and found a large quantity of counterfeit discs and manufacturing equipment. The raid followed on from swoops on two earlier pirate manufacturing sites in July.
Police seized seven manufacturing lines, 125 stampers, none of which were marked with the required mould codes, as well as 40,000 pirate music CDs. The plant owners had failed to register a number of the replication lines as required under Indonesian law and had placed a substance on the mould surfaces to prevent the transfer of SID codes to the optical discs.
A preliminary investigation of the production records has revealed that the plant was replicating in excess of 110,000 discs per day over the last two months.
Six employees were arrested by the police and will now face prosecution. The authorities decommissioned all seven pressing lines and removed all production records for examination.
Investigators followed up the raid by seizing a goods vehicle that had been used to deliver the pirate discs to market. They found an additional 40,000 copyright infringing CDs. The authorities are now working with IFPI anti-piracy experts to discover the quantities of illegal CDs that were made and the repertoire that was being counterfeited.For further information contact:
Robert Youill, IFPI
Tel: +852 9025 3961