Buying fake DVDs or downloading illegal content is not a victimless crime. While your concern might be that a knock-off film will have poor quality picture and sound, you may not realise fake DVDs and illegal downloads cause serious damage to those working hard to earn a living within the film and TV industries.
Counterfeiting has a significant impact on profits. At present, 15% of the value of legitimate sales is lost to the problem. It doesn’t just affect big business: these losses have a grave negative impact on the 200,000 people employed in the industry in the UK, contributing to rental and retail store closures, loss of jobs and a growing threat to future investment.
Crimestoppers has joined with FACT to make it as easy as possible for you to report criminal activity related to the manufacture, distribution and sale of pirate DVDs as well as people using the internet to make stolen films and TV programmes available.
Crimestoppers is an independent charity and allows anyone with details of criminal activity to pass them on anonymously, without fear of exposure or retribution.
You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or filling out an online Giving Information Form
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