HONG KONG: Customs officers have taken action to search a technology company at Sham Shui Po in Kowloon. During the operation, officers seized 49 sets of karaoke systems loaded with suspected infringing songs and movies. The total seizure value is about $600,000.
Six men and three women were arrested.
The Group Head of Intellectual Property Investigation (Operations), Michael Kwan, said in a press conference that Customs initiated the investigation upon receiving intelligence alleging that there were bars using karaoke systems loaded with infringing songs.
Following investigation, Customs officers took action to raid a technology company in Sham Shui Po and seized 41 sets of karaoke systems. Upon examination, each of them was found to contain about 20,000 to 30,000 songs and some movies, which were all suspected infringing items. The 54-year-old male proprietor and a 35-year-old female staff member of the company were arrested.