Friday, 4 January 2008
New record seizure at Tambo
IOL reports , via The Star, 3 January 2008, that police have intercepted what is believed to be the largest shipment of fake DVDs in South Africa's history, estimated to be worth more than R200-million on the illegal market. Also uncovered were other fake goods which could be sold for several million rands more.The cargo, seized at OR Tambo International Airport, included 147 containers packed with about 2.3-million movies. The tally of goods seized matched the total confiscated by the Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft (Safact) since its inception in 1999. IP owners affected included Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Nokia.