Indonesian police officers in Jakarta seized about 21,000 illegal CD discs plus 27,000 Video CD (VCD) units, 500,000 unfinished discs, and enough material to produce another 700,000-plus disc units in

Indonesian police officers in Jakarta seized about 21,000 illegal CD discs plus 27,000 Video CD (VCD) units, 500,000 unfinished discs, and enough material to produce another 700,000-plus disc units in an anti-piracy raid supported by the IFPI.

The raid took place Aug. 8 in an industrial unit at Jakarta's Pergudangan area. The unauthorized CD featured local-music repertoire and there was additional evidence to suggest that music had been illegally copied at the plant since it opened early 2006.

Moreover, the police authorities also confiscated four lines of replicating equipment capable of producing at least 40,000 finished discs a day. The local Special Economic Crimes Unit of the Jakarta Polda Metro Jaya Police conducted the raid and notified the local IFPI.

"This is a major blow to those who seek to make Indonesia a base for the production and distribution of pirate optical disc products," said Bob Youill, IFPI's regional anti-piracy coordinator for Asia.

"It is also a good day for local artists whose repertoire was found on more than 20,000 pirate discs, which, if sold, would have hit their legitimate sales."

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