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Old 10-07-2016, 14:54   #1
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Bootlegged DVDs

I have a question that maybe someone with personal experience can answer: Are there any legal issues with taking bootlegged DVDs into other countries? I'm not talking about cases of DVDs to resell, just personal copies of a few movies in your DVD library? How about bringing them back into the US?
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Old 10-07-2016, 15:07   #2
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Re: Bootlegged DVDs

In some countries, Customs officers have the right to search a yacht for illegal copies of DVD or software. However, in France, it's often possible to negociate a fine with Customs and avoid a trial.

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Old 10-07-2016, 15:25   #3
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Cleared in and out of at least 20 countries and no one has ever asked or looked. YMMV
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Re: Bootlegged DVDs

Legally...absolutely. In almost every country, it is illegal to bootleg DVDs or CDs.

Practically...assuming it's not a crazy amount, highly unlikely to be an issue.
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A few countries may be sensitive to what could be Porno, when I went to Korea in 99, they were real concerned about some video tapes I had, were going to confiscate them, I told them they were family videos and no they could not have them, surprisingly they backed off.


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Re: Bootlegged DVDs

No Porn and no large amounts of DVDs, just a couple of personally copied movies, that frankly I'd be ok with them being confiscated, I just don't want to end up in a third world jail for customs violations.
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It's non factory, home made DVD's that get them worried it's Porn or did in Korea and especially an Arab country or two that I visited.
I don't think you will have any trouble either, just don't get too upset if they want to take them.


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A few countries may be sensitive to what could be Porno, when I went to Korea in 99, they were real concerned about some video tapes I had, were going to confiscate them, I told them they were family videos and no they could not have them, surprisingly they backed off.


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Re: Bootlegged DVDs

You feel comfortable holding/transporting stolen property?
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Re: Bootlegged DVDs

Get a little portable hardrive. For a hundred bucks you can get a couple of TB's...and they're password protected..
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