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Wednesday 24 November 2010

Patricia Covarrubia

Pirates attack, two injured: blu-ray and 3D DVDs

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This time neither the Blu-ray nor the 3D DVDs escaped from Captain Hook. Informal traders are dealing with these two formats in the Mexican streets and they even have the latest release: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (just being released in cinemas in the UK!). Street vendors are also selling glasses to watch 3D movies. The counterfeited movies cost three to four times less than original the source observed.

The newspaper also reports that a few weeks ago, the federal police and officers from the Ministry of Public Security in Mexico City dismantled eight laboratories which produced these type of formats. They say that this was the first time that Blu-Ray movies were seized. How much was seized? Well almost to sink the pirate’s boat! 17 tons of material, such as: inside covers, cases, discs. They also seized 700 Blu-ray format burners.

Click here for the newspaper report.

Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia Covarrubia