Major jukebox raid in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, 17th July
Brazilian Federal Police raided a major jukebox plant and distributor in the state of Santa Catarina on 2nd July. They seized a total of 12 machines at the plant and another 26 unlicensed machines at nearby commercial establishments. The plant is suspected of supplying at least 250 jukeboxes throughout the state. Each machine has approximately 10,000 illegal music tracks. The owner of the plant was arrested in the process of assembling another machine. Intelligence for this operation was provided by APCM, the joint anti-piracy operation funded by MPA, which represents the movie industry worldwide, and IFPI, which represents the recording industry worldwide.
The Jukebox enforcement programme is an important part of IFPI Latin America's regional strategy. The objective is to engage national enforcement units to support the local collecting societiesí licensing programmes. At the moment, the national enforcement units have been providing intelligence and raid execution support in three main areas: licensing of jukeboxes, discotheques and other music providers.For further information contact:
Emilio Garcia, IFPI Latin America