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Monday, April 28

  1. page China Copyright Alliance (CCA) edited We might want to ask Steve about There is a group called the China The China Copyright Alliance…
    We might want to ask Steve aboutThere is a group called the China
    The China Copyright Alliance, an industry coalition that includes Hollywood studios, independent movie and television producers and the recording industry, has been pushing the administration for months to file a formal legal complaint. Administration officials have made it clear they are preparing to do so. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/07/business/worldbusiness/07trade.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
    Private attorneys frequently act as the agency's informal research team, including in the current China disputes, said Eric H. Smith, managing partner of Washington-based Smith, Strong & Schlesinger, a copyright law boutique.
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Thursday, February 21

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Tuesday, February 19

  1. page Palm Device Film Piracy edited ... Until now, you’ve only been able to download movies to your computer from file sharing sites a…
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    Until now, you’ve only been able to download movies to your computer from file sharing sites and then jump through technical hoops to reformat them to work on your portable device. Well it was only a matter of time before someone offered downloads straight to your handset and that someone is ZML. {http://www.pocketpicks.co.uk/latest/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/v2-0_logo_zml.jpg}
    As well as downloads to PCs, ZML offers downloads to iPods and PDAs in a variety of formats playable on mobile devices. The downloads cost $1.99 each and you get a choice of over 1,500 movies both brand new and old classics.
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    out about it.it." (ZML Offers
    (ZML offers the latest Hollywood movies for your phone - illegally? Picture Phoning, December 6, 2007)
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  2. page Key Findings edited ... It is likely that up to fifteen Chinese organized crime syndicates will be involved in electro…
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    It is likely that up to fifteen Chinese organized crime syndicates will be involved in electronic media intellectual property crime, in particular the illegal copying and distributing of U.S. films, over the next two to five years.
    The eleven known and named Chinese organized crime syndicates likely to be involved in electronic media intellectual property crime over the next two to five years, in particular the illegal copying and distributing of U.S. films, are the 14K, Luen Group, Sun Yee On, and Wo Group triads, and the Big Circle Boys, United Bamboo, Four Seas, Celestial Alliance, Fuk Ching, Jackson Street Boys, and Wah Ching gangs.
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    to four unnamedunnamed* Chinese organized
    It is highly unlikely that the major Chinese triads as identified by a Library of Congress (LOC) report in 2003 – 14K, Luen Group, Sun Yee On, Red Sun, and Wo Group - will focus their business efforts on film piracy over the next two to five years. The limited evidence of the activities of 14K, Luen Group, Sun Yee On, and their subgroups indicates that their operations center on drug trafficking and racketeering. A Wo subgroup does engage in film piracy as part of a broader group of street-level crimes. There is no available evidence that the Red Sun triad is active. It is likely that when triad members do pirate films the operations are small-scale and localized.
    It is highly unlikely that the major Chinese gangs as identified by a Library of Congress (LOC) report in 2003 – Big Circle Boys, United Bamboo, and Four Seas - will focus their business efforts on film piracy over the next two to five years. It is also highly unlikely that smaller Chinese gangs - Celestial Alliance, Fuk Ching, Jackson Street Boys, and Wah Ching – will make film piracy the focus of their criminal activity. All of these gangs are highly likely to continue concentrating their efforts on racketeering and trafficking humans, drugs, and weapons within the timeframe of this estimate. Due to the profitability of these other crimes as well as their loose organizational structure, any film piracy that these and other as yet unnamed Chinese gangs commit is highly likely to be small-scale and localized.
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    3. What other criminal enterprises are these groups involved in?
    The criminal enterprises that Chinese organized crime syndicates are likely to remain involved in and consider to be their primary business focus over the next two to five years are human and drug trafficking, racketeering, weapons trafficking, and counterfeiting non-electronic and electronic media intellectual property. Film piracy is likely to remain a secondary business concern for these syndicates over the next two to five years. This question is answered more thoroughly in our response to Secondary Question 1 above.
    *Public sources do not reveal these Chinese organized crimes groups' names.
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  3. page Which Chinese organized crime syndicates are involved in electronic media intellectual property crime, in particular the illegal copying and distributing of U.S. films? edited ... From 2000 to 2003 the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress (LOC) studied books…
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    From 2000 to 2003 the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress (LOC) studied books, journals, journalists' reports and law enforcement reports all written within or close to that timeframe in order to better understand Chinese organized crime groups outside of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The report named eleven Chinese triads, with the 14K, Luen Group, Sun Yee On, Red Sun, and Wo Group as the largest such groups (see maps).
    Research contributing to this estimate did not result in evidence of Red Sun activity, although this may be due to a language barrier since the LOC report says the triad operates in Europe.
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    as four unnamedunnamed* groups, especially
    Chinese organized crime expert Yiu Kong Chu describes Hong Kong triads as loosely structured organizations that focus on local operations. This description likely also applies to triads based outside of Hong Kong, which is why their piracy operations are likely to take place within cities or countries rather than across international borders.
    {illicit_trades_image.JPG} Graphic: Alicia SantoliquidoAvailable information about Chinese organized crime syndicates lists human trafficking, drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, and racketeering as their criminal businesses. One report specifies that the Wo Shing Wo subgroup engages in DVD piracy as part of a broader set of street-level crime. Big Circle Boys, United Bamboo, and Four Seas are involved in all of these crimes. 14K engages in both drug trafficking and racketeering, as do the Luen Group and Sun Yee On. Celestial Alliance and Wah Ching participate in racketeering . Fuk Ching is involved in human trafficking and racketeering. Jackson Street Boys engage in drug trafficking and racketeering.
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    Chart data from UNODC and MPAA
    For questions or comments, please contact Alicia Santoliquido.
    *Public sources do not reveal these Chinese organized crimes groups' names.
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  4. page Gangs and Film Piracy edited ... Film Piracy Likely A Secondary Business For Chinese Gangs Executive Summary ... as yet un…
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    Film Piracy Likely A Secondary Business For Chinese Gangs
    Executive Summary
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    as yet unnamedunnamed* Chinese gangs
    Discussion
    From 2000 to 2003 the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress studied books, journals, journalists' reports and law enforcement reports all written within or close to that timeframe in order to better understand Chinese organized crime groups outside of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The report named the Big Circle Boys, United Bamboo, and Four Seas the largest Chinese gangs (see maps).
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    Analytic Confidence: 6
    For questions or comments, please contact Alicia Santoliquido.
    *Public sources do not reveal these Chinese organized crimes groups' names.
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  5. page Triads and Film Piracy edited ... Wo Group --- Wo Shing Wo, Wo Hop To, Wo On Lok are part of the Wo Group. James O. Finckenauer …
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    Wo Group --- Wo Shing Wo, Wo Hop To, Wo On Lok are part of the Wo Group. James O. Finckenauer of the National Institute of Justice writes that the Wo triad is active in California. According to Chinese organized crime expert Yiu Kong Chu, in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the U.S. the Wo Shing Wo subgroup makes and sells pirated DVDs and CDs and is also involved in violent street-level crime.
    Red Sun --- Research contributing to this estimate did not result in evidence of Red Sun activity, although this may be due to a language barrier since the LOC report says the triad operates in Europe.
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    as yet unnamedunnamed* triads are
    Source Reliability: 7
    Analytic Confidence: 6
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    Macau 14K Arrest
    For questions or comments, please contact Alicia Santoliquido.
    *Public sources do not reveal these Chinese organized crimes groups' names.
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  6. page Matrix 3 edited ... For the complete results of this research exercise please consult the matrix below. {Chinese …
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    For the complete results of this research exercise please consult the matrix below.
    {Chinese Groups_Who & Where.xls}
    *Public sources do not reveal these Chinese organized crimes groups' names.
    Source Reliability: 6
    Analytic Confidence: 5
    For questions or comments, please contact Pat Noble.
    *Public sources do not reveal these Chinese organized crimes groups' names.
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  7. page Chinese Organized Crime Toronto edited ... Chinese Organized crime in the GTA Luen Kung Lok Triad, var Luen Kong Lok, has a strong prese…
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    Chinese Organized crime in the GTA
    Luen Kung Lok Triad, var Luen Kong Lok, has a strong presence in Toronto and has associates in the US (State Department) (Chinese Organized Crime and Illegal Allien Trafficking)
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    Monterey Park, {TorontoChinatown.JPG} Toronto's Chinatown California; New
    Chinese Organized Crime Leader and Associate Convicted "The FBI announced that Sui Min Ma, otherwise known as Frank Ma, and Bing Yi Chen, also known as Ah Ngai, were convicted in the murder of two people in Toronto, Canada. Ma entered a guilty plea four days before the trial date. Chen chose to go to trial and was found guilty in a jury trial of two counts of murder." Chinese Organized Crime Leader and Associate Convicted
    LOC Report on Canada and Organized Crime "Unlike traditional organized crime groups such as the Italian La Cosa Nostra, Asian organized crime groups, including both those groups that were established in Canada and those that originate abroad but have members operating in Canada, lack a set structure at the operational level even if a hierarchy exists at the organizational level."
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