Criminal Charges Pending In L.A. Piracy Campaign

15 cases have been filed since January.

Los Angeles city attorney Rocky Delgadillo announced today (June 22) that he has filed 15 criminal cases following an L.A. Police Department sweep targeting sales of counterfeit CDs.

In a press conference that also included members of the RIAA, L.A. mayor James Hahn and L.A. councilwoman Jan Perry, it was revealed that the LAPD has conducted a series of raids since January resulting in the seizure of close to 4,000 pirated CDs and more than 1,000 illegally copied DVDs.

Charges in the criminal cases include failure to disclose the origin of recordings, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and/or a $25,000 fine, and illegal sidewalk sales, which has a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.


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