"Operation Remaster" Results In Two Guilty Pleas
April 3, 2006 at 2:08 PM (PT)
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of CALIFORNIA today announced two guilty pleas resulting from "Operation Remaster," an undercover law enforcement operation in Northern CALIFORNIA targeting the large-scale suppliers of pirated copyrighted music, software, and movies.
In October 2005, the simultaneous actions of "Operation Remaster" -- involving 13 locations in CALIFORNIA and TEXAS -- resulted in the seizure of more than approximately 500,000 CDs, 1 million CD inserts, and more than 5,500 "stampers," the metal discs used to press multiple CD copies. A single stamper is capable of producing up to 80,000 CDs. Approximately 85% of the counterfeit CDs seized in these operations were of the Latin genre.