Movie Producers Get Open Search Warrant For All Of New Delhi?

from the individual-rights? dept

This story is bizarre, if true, but apparently the MPA in India (the equivalent to the MPAA in the US) has been granted an open search warrant for the entire city of New Delhi to look for unauthorized copies of movies. The police are needed to execute the search and seizure warrant, but it was given to the MPA, who can now make use of the police force as if it were their own, by pointing them to suspected counterfeiters. No matter how you look at it, this move seems a bit extreme — though perfectly in line with how the entertainment industry seems to view things.

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