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Operation Chimney Sweep targets L.A. film pirates

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Operation Chimney Sweep sounds so festive during the holiday season. But it’s 10 film pirates who found lumps of coal in their stocking instead of presents under the Christmas tree.

EW.com is reporting that 10 people were arrested following a raid the Los Angeles’ Anti-Piracy Task Force in a broad move labeled Operation Chimney Sweep. More than $4 million in pirated product was sieved by the task force.

“This should serve as a wake up call, not only to the criminals that produce and sell these illegal goods, but to all of the holiday shoppers out there,” said City Controller Wendy Greuel. “Piracy is serious business, but we are determined to sweep it out of Los Angeles.”

It was, according to The Wrap, the “largest seizure of counterfeit goods in Los Angeles history.”

This after James Cameron’s “Avatar” topped a list of the 10 most-pirated films of 2010.

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