OCTOBER 04, 2001
PIRATE COPIES OF MAJOR THEATRE HITS CONFISCATED AT CANADA-US BORDER
(FVSO News Release)
The Film & Video Security Office Ontario Region today released details of a recent seizure of pirate videocassettes at the Canada-US border.

“Along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, we’ve been working with Canada Customs to stem the flow of bogus videos across the border,” explains Jim Sweeney, the FVSO’s Ontario Regional Representative. “This is one of those times it paid off.”

Canada Customs had confiscated a package containing twenty-four videocassettes at the Lewiston Bridge border crossing from New York to Ontario. At the time, all titles were still in theatrical play, meaning that video copies would not be in circulation legally.

The package contained fifteen copies of New Line Cinema’s Rush Hour 2, three copies of Columbia Pictures’ Baby Boy, and one copy each of Warner’s Swordfish, Dreamworks’ The Mexican, 20th Century Fox’s Doctor Dolittle 2, Buena Vista’s Atlantis The Lost Empire, Universal’s Jurassic Park III and 20th Century Fox’s Planet of the Apes.