CHARGED WITH PIRATED DVD's
Friday August 31st, 2007. Newmarket, ON - Royal Canadian Mounted
Police (RCMP) and the York Regional Police Service have charged three
Markham area residents with creating, possessing and selling pirated
Yesterday, the RCMP Greater Toronto Area Federal Enforcement Section
and members of the York Regional Police searched eight stores at the
Pacific Mall in Markham and two retail outlets and a storage unit in
the Dynasty Mall in Toronto. Several employees found to be selling
pirated copies of Chinese and English feature films and TV series were
arrested. A vehicle and two residences were also searched.
Police are alleging the accused unlawfully recorded and burned DVD’s.
In excess of 15,000 DVD’s were seized during the searches yesterday.
Some of the movies found were “Superbad”, “Bourne Ultimatum”, “Surf’s
Up” and “Rush Hour 3" - movies which are currently running in local
cinemas. Also seized were 65 DVD burners located in one of the
Charged under the Copyright Act are:
- Yannie SIU, age 26 of Markham, Ontario
- You Jie WU, age 37 of Markham, Ontario
- Yu WANG 23 yrs old, Markham , Ontario
“There are legitimate businesses within these malls who are losing
business and having difficulty staying solvent because of these pirated
DVD’s,” stated Inspector Peter Goulet, Officer in Charge of the RCMP
Federal Enforcement Section.
“This was a sophisticated criminal operation that netted these
individuals huge profits" said Chief Armand La Barge. "We are pleased
to work with our colleagues from the RCMP to ensure individuals running
these illegal operations are brought to justice."
Several of the accused will be appearing in Newmarket Court today for a
Further enquiries can be directed to:
Cpl. Judy Falbo
RCMP Media Relations
Cst. Laurie Perks
York Regional Police Media Relations
office: 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7977