A DVD replicating plant in City of Industry, California was not shut down after a raid June 15 by a movie piracy task force and remains in business, the company said the week of June 20.
(AP) A DVD replicating plant in City of Industry, California was not shut down after a raid June 15 by a movie piracy task force and remains in business, the company said the week of June 20.
New Century Media was the site of a raid by the law enforcement officials conducted after a complaint was filed by the Motion Picture Assn. of America and the Recording Industry Assn. of America.
The two groups originally claimed the raid closed the company and that "$30 million in illegal stampers and DVDs" was seized.
The company said it cooperated with the investigation and was allowed to reopen to continue conducting its legal replicating business.
"Our business is to duplicate material for customers who own the copyright and material that is in the public domain," company owner Jennifer Yu said in a statement.
Yu also disputed the claim that any of the DVDs seized were illegal copies.
The company also disputed the $30 million figure, saying that only $15,000 worth of DVDs and stamping machines were taken in the raid.
In response to the company's objections, the MPAA issued a release correcting its assertion that the plant was shut down.
The trade group said the $30 million figure was reached by estimating the value of the DVDs that could be produced by the stamping machines that were seized.