Just when you think the MPAA is concentrating too much on piracy abroad, especially in Asia, the NY Daily News reports of a big bootleg bust in the United States. But oh, wait, the MPAA had nothing to do with the arrest, which occurred Thursday night in Brooklyn. It was all thanks to New York's Finest. The NYPD seized 71,000 CDs and DVDs, which filled up 600 boxes at the 67th Precinct station-house, along with packaging materials and 39 burners. Eight people were taken into custody, as well.
I always wondered if the police in my great city ever bother with DVD bootleggers, since they're typically selling out in the open on sidewalks and subway platforms. Usually, I feel good thinking that the NYPD is probably concentrating on more important things, like protecting me from worse threats than movie pirates. But now I'm worried that I won't be able to pick up a copy of World Trade Center while waiting for the L-train later. Not because I really want to watch the movie, but because if people can't pirate a movie about 9/11, then the terrorists have definitely won.