Taiwan IPR police raid pirate Web site


HONG KONG -- Pirated copies of Hollywood titles including "300," "Die Hard 4.0" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" were among those seized in a Wednesday raid on a pirate Web site operating out of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the MPA said Thursday.

The Web site operated under several different URLs, believed to be hosted out of China. The site provided pirated films to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and the Chinese mainland.

Taiwan's intellectual property rights police seized 27 burners and more than 40,000 pirated discs and arrested the two people running the operation, who face charges carrying up to five years imprisonment. The police acted on information provided by the Taiwan Foundation Against Copyright Theft, representing the MPA.