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Counterfeit Half-Blood Prince DVDs Seized in England

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Posted by: sue
July 22, 2009, 09:13 AM

Although not quite a week since the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in movie theaters, counterfeit copies of the film are already making the rounds. News today out of England brings word that a raid on a car boot sale in Stafford "resulted in the seizure of more than 10,000 counterfeit discs, including the new Harry Potter film, the Half Blood Prince. The paper continued:

"Officers from Staffordshire County Council trading standards and the police swooped on the site at Brocton, near Stafford, on Sunday and recovered the haul which also included other recently released DVDs, music CDs and new games for the Nintendo Wii. The latest Harry Potter film was released at UK cinemas just last week and is not due out on DVD until December.

Readers will recall of course that as we have reported several times previously, the DVD for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is set to be released December 7th.

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363 Points

Well done to the police responsible for the seizure. I support anything that stops these criminals ripping off movies and the like.

Posted by KiwiBrian on July 22, 2009, 10:24 PM report to moderator
322 Points

Geez, that was fast! But really? I think most Potter fans would wait and get a proper DVD. A friend of a friend had a counterfeit DVD of some movie (I don’t even remember what it was) but it was AWFUL! I don’t know why people pay money to purchase those—for the morality and simply for the sake of movie-watching! Half the movie I was listening to people’s random conversations and babies crying…. I don’t see why people even bother to create them, but whatever.

I hope the makers got the justice they deserved for trying to steal the movie and con countless people out of money.

Posted by PineappleCrush on July 22, 2009, 10:28 PM report to moderator
622 Points

Wow. I heard that there were some before HBP was even officially released. Crazy. The wait to December really doesn’t seem that bad, as long as I can watch it several times in theatres.

Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on July 22, 2009, 10:32 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

k, ive seen the movie twice, and i loved it…but seriously i can wait to get the movie on dvd for christmas, not illeglly! seriously people, we may not like warner bros. but Jo’s affected by this too! at least think of her!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on July 22, 2009, 10:48 PM report to moderator
106 Points

figures, i want it on dvd!

Posted by chanman on July 23, 2009, 12:53 AM report to moderator
2404 Points

Wondering how many they sold before the raid took place?

Posted by bookishgal,OoM3,GS on July 23, 2009, 01:12 AM report to moderator
879 Points

wow, that didn’t take long.

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on July 23, 2009, 01:20 AM report to moderator
104 Points

Jamie man! First growing your own pot, now making your own DVDs! How much community service do you want to do?!

Posted by Joost on July 23, 2009, 03:52 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

wow!!! that was a lot. people are stupid.

3153 Points

wow, that was quick.

Posted by Leeann on July 23, 2009, 11:09 PM report to moderator
170 Points

Does anyone know how to report websites that are allowing people to watch Half Blood Prince online free of charge?

Posted by Gueniveree on July 24, 2009, 01:31 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

wow, that didn’t take long did it?

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 26, 2009, 11:06 PM report to moderator
9414 Points

I agree, true fans wouldn’t buy pirated dvds. Why should we support people who steal from our beloved author by patronizing those bootleg copies!

Posted by sakuranbo07 on July 28, 2009, 09:12 AM report to moderator
770 Points

10,000 counterfeit DVDs, games, and CDs. That’s crazy! I can’t wait for the DVD. I love the bonus features and will go out to buy it December 7. WB were really smart with Half-Blood Prince. Pushing the release date to summer to make more money and letting out the DVD just in time for the Christmas rush.

Posted by crazyforSeverus on August 15, 2009, 12:13 PM report to moderator
454 Points

Tha is pure rubbish! Nobody should be making counterfeit DVDs!

Posted by Hermione Granger on September 05, 2009, 05:26 PM report to moderator
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