Home > News > Manila Mayor Destroys Piracy Operation in 'Smut Crackdown' • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Manila Mayor Destroys Piracy Operation in 'Smut Crackdown'

Manila Mayor Destroys Piracy Operation in 'Smut Crackdown'
Get XBIZ News
Aug 6, 2007 4:15 PM PDT    Text size: 
MANILA — After uncovering a piracy operation at a local motel, the mayor destroyed the remnants of an adult piracy operation to show he's serious about his antiporn initiative.

Mayor Alfredo Lim torched almost $900 worth of pirated DVDs and several second-hand replication machines found in a motel room in Quiapo, a district of Manila, which reportedly is a notorious source for cheap, pirated DVDs.

"We will show everyone that we will destroy these materials so that it will serve as a lesson to stop violating the law," Lim said.

Basare Macadantay, the alleged operator, was charged with producing and selling pornographic material and engaging in business without a permit. Copyright infringement was not on his list of violations.

Police believe Macadantay supplied the fake adult DVDs to vendors in surrounding cities.

After receiving a tip, officer Amador Jareno approached Macadantay, posed as a prospective buyer, and asked him for five copies of the "Anal Princess Diaries" DVD. When the Macadantay accepted payment, he was arrested.

It is unknown how many replicated DVDs Macadantay produced, but his replication machines reportedly could stamp 360 copies in an hour, or 8,640 a day.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Latin America Adult Business Expo

Jul 10 - Jul 12
Cartagena, Colombia

ANME Founders Show

Jul 16 - Jul 18
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

QWEBEC Expo

Aug 03 - Aug 06
Montreal, Quebec

XBIZ Berlin 2017

Sep 11 - Sep 14
Berlin, Germany
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!