Cops bust bootleggers

NYPD seizes 50,000 illicit discs

Police have arrested three men they say were hawking bootlegged DVDs and CDs in the heart of Gotham.

Working with investigators from the Motion Picture Assn. of America and the Recording Industry Assn. of America, officers of the NYPD’s organized crime unit executed a search warrant Thursday at 1225 Broadway and seized an estimated 50,000 illicit optical discs.

“We applaud the New York Police Dept. for their vigilant efforts in catching these movie thieves,” said John G. Malcolm, MPAA exec veep-director of worldwide antipiracy operations, in a statement. “Profiting from the sale of someone else’s property is illegal, and we will not tolerate any forms of copyright theft.”

Suspects were charged with trademark counterfeiting in the second degree and failure to disclose the origin of a recording in the first degree.

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