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    News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    Father and two sons who made in the region of £7m from pirate DVDs sentenced to up to six years in jail.
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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    I hate to say this but I am not suprised to see that these guys didn't have English names
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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    indeed, its depressing that i expected both the benefits claiming and foreign names.


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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    Blimey and the cheeky buggers were claiming benefits too

    For seven million quid 6 years is not that much of a detterant - they'll probably come out in 6 years and have earn't a nice load of interest on their ill gotten gains.

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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    gg

    How many dvds must they have sold to get 7 million? Q_Q

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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I hate to say this but I am not suprised to see that these guys didn't have English names
    Errrr, I don't have an English name, does that make me a pirate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash477 View Post
    For seven million quid 6 years is not that much of a detterant - they'll probably come out in 6 years and have earn't a nice load of interest on their ill gotten gains.
    I would doubt they were allowed to keep that, it was probably frozen and the government took it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthran View Post
    indeed, its depressing that i expected both the benefits claiming and foreign names.

    Why else do people come to the UK.

    They could have been more clever about it and had a front by starting up a music publishing business for rubbish never going to hear of bands & pop singers. Pah why didnt I think of this earlier I could be £7m richer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Errrr, I don't have an English name, does that make me a pirate?
    Show me where I said all people who don't have English names are pirates.... I must have missed that bit.
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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Show me where I said all people who don't have English names are pirates.... I must have missed that bit.
    Touché

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Errrr, I don't have an English name, does that make me a pirate?
    Yes

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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    police are still unable to trace the millions of pounds made by the operation.
    Still earning interest somewhere then.

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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    Come on guys(or girls) what has a person's name or ethnicity good to do with crime in general??

    Whether or not there are immigrants in a country there will be crime in Blighty - after all where did Ronnie Biggs or the Krays come from after all!!!??

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Why else do people come to the UK.
    What about all the immigrants and children of immigrants who are hard working and law abiding citizens then?? It pisses me off when the only time immigrants are mentioned is when someone can fire a cheap shot at them. Pathetic especially considering our history in the last 3000 years. Most of our common ancestors were immigrants from Europe at some point in the past.
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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
    gg

    How many dvds must they have sold to get 7 million? Q_Q
    If I was to go off their report at selling them for as little as £3 each, that would make 2,333,333 dvd's sold to make 7 million quid Not bad going there although looking at the picture of their copying setup and they said they had numerous addresses with it happening, it was probably easy for them to make this money.

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    Re: News - Men behind Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam jailed for six years

    If they had such a huge customer base the film companies should have signed them up as distributors
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    If they had such a huge customer base the film companies should have signed them up as distributors
    Or charge a decent amount for a DVD, local HMV, Borders, Blockbusters all ask around £18 for a blu ray and £10 - £14 for a dvd. It's no wonder why people buy copies at £3 a piece.

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