Friday, April 06, 2007

MPA to Singapore pirated DVD buyers: We know who you are

Those of you who ordered pirated VCD/DVDs from Malaysia should take note. The Motion Picture Association claims that it knows who you are. Oooooh, scary. From Channel NewsAsia:
A recent raid in Malaysia raked in more than one million illegal copies.

"They found computers and databases of customers from all over the world and I'm afraid to say that a lot of those customers are here in Singapore. The gangs that are involved in this are organised crime groups, unquestionably organised crime groups," says Michael Ellis, Senior VP & Regional Director (Asia Pacific), Motion Picture Association – International.

"And Singapore customers who are dialling or emailing their orders to Malaysia and asking for the products to be delivered here are involved and supporting organised crime. And I have to tell you, we know who you are and we're providing that information to the authorities in Singapore. If you think that by buying one disc or one pirated DVD, you're not involved in this, it doesn't affect you, you're wrong, it does," says Mr Ellis.
Remember kids, please do not buy any pirated disc from Malaysia. There's always the likes of er, YouTube and Dailymotion. You just need to know how to search for 'em. No, don't ask me. I do not know. Really.

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