Music pirate fined $22,000

Police have prosecuted a man for selling 200 pirated CDs and DVDs at a market in Sydney, resulting in a AU$22,000 fine.

in brief Police have prosecuted a man for selling 200 pirated CDs and DVDs at a market in Sydney, resulting in a AU$22,000 fine.

The New South Wales Local Court charged and convicted Simeona Nise Tuaopepe of 11 criminal copyright offences after he was found selling the discs at a stall in Paddy's Markets Flemington.

The authorities conducted the raid on the stall with assistance from Music Industry Piracy Investigations, the anti-piracy arm of the Australian Recording Industry Association.