SAINT-GEORGES-DE-BEAUCE, May 31, 2006 – In recent weeks, Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigators have made a total of seven searches in the Beauce-Amiante region in order to put an end to the illegal activities of people involved in the production, reproduction and distribution of counterfeit items. More than 5,000 movies, 500 games, 100 computer softwares, 500 CDs and 80,000 batteries, all of which were counterfeit, as well as 7 pirated receivers have been seized in the process.

Five subjects have been arrested and will be summoned to appear in court on charges of making and distributing infringing copies of copyright works under the Copyright Act, and decoding a subscription programming signal under the Radiocommunication Act.

The investigation was conducted by the investigators of RCMP Beauce-Amiante Detachment Federal Investigation Section, who are responsible for enforcing federal statutes in relation to copyright, trade-mark and radiocommunication matters. The police officers assigned to this section investigate cases of illegal production and distribution of products that are protected under these statutes.

Pictures and additional information can be obtained this morning beginning at 10.30 a.m. at the RCMP Detachment located at 700 - 98th Street in St-Georges-de-Beauce.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police invites citizens to report any information on illegal activities by individuals or groups of persons involved in Copyright Act violations by calling (418) 228-2332.


For information:
Beauce-Amiante Detachment
(418) 228-2332