Mexico Zeroes in on Video Pirates.

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As prescribed by the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexican law enforcement has stepped up attempts to curb video piracy. Police have been conducting nighttime raids of suspected video production laboratories, with the cooperation of the Mexican Video Association (AMV) and the Motion Picture Association of Mexico. Their efforts often bring them to Tepito, a neighborhood in Mexico City considered to be the national headquarters for contraband and counterfeit goods. Approximately 4 million videos are made in Tepito per year, an estimated one third of all pirated videos produced nationally.

While results in Mexico City have been uneven, major drops in piracy have been documented in cities with less sophisticated distribution networks...

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