EUROPE’S BIGGEST COUNTERFEIT RECORD PRESSING PLANT RAIDED
German police have discovered what they reckon to be one of the largest illegal pressing plants in Europe.
Several properties were raided in both Bavaria and Hessen after preliminary investigations led by anti-piracy organisation proMedia at the instigation of the German record industry trade group BVMI, with support from global trade body IFPI.
BVMI CEO Dr Florian Drücke said: “Thanks to the excellent preparatory work and above all the precise work of the prosecutor and police, this raid has enabled us to pull the plug on the largest-ever undercover pressing plant for music in Europe. The equipment found here demonstrates once again that this is not the work of petty criminals, but of professional organisations whose criminal activities inflict massive damage on artists and the recording industry”.