Department seizes RM15,816 worth of pirated discs


No more: Officers from the Temerloh Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Office showing the items seized from an outlet.

TEMERLOH: The Temerloh Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Office here has conducted checks on 1,531 premises since early this year.

Its branch office head Ahmad Fitri Ali said out of the total, 15 cases were opened for further investigations for suspected violations under the laws.

Ahmad Fitri said the latest case was on Feb 25, involving seizure of items worth RM15,816 and a compound of RM2,200.

“Acting on a tip-off, our officers raided an outlet in Jalan Sudirman 7, selling CDs and DVDs.

“Upon inspection, we found a storeroom used to produce pirated version of films and songs.

“This is an infringement and an offence under Section 41(1)(g) of the Copyrights Act 1987,” he said.

Ahmad Fitri said among the items seized were 154 CDs and DVDs of various titles, 1,700 empty DVDs, one colour printer, two burner machines, a television, a DVD player, two units of speaker and a recorder.

He said two suspects were detained for questioning and had been released on police bail.

“The outlet has been operating for the past four years. Investigations are still on-going to gather more concrete evidence to take the offenders to court,” he said.

Ahmad Fitri said for the whole of last year, 80 cases were opened involving various offences, which saw seizures worth nearly RM80,000 and compounds amounting to RM10,950.

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