6. Copyright Violations

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
4

Organized crime elements involved in the production of videocassettes and movies have been known to infringe copyrights by the "pirating" of films produced by legitimate studios and the use of music or other parts of a legitimate enterprise without royalty agreements.[1217]

Notes

  1. "Arno said he had been previously somewhat reluctant to inform the agents that he was involved in the reproduction of pirated motion pictures as this was a violation of federal copyright statutes. Arno said that there were several problems connected with the production of these video tape cassettes, because there was a lot of pressure from the FBI recently in this area and that several producers of pirated films had been busted in the recent past and were now working for the FBI." New York Hearing, Vol. II, Marcella Cohen, pp. 17, 38.