The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination
Center, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations
(HSI), has joined together with the FBI and six major
American movie studios to launch an updated anti-piracy
warning to be displayed on new movie releases.
The anti-piracy warning has already begun appearing in
selected DVDs and Blu-rays released earlier this month.
The six movie studios, all members of the Motion Picture
Association of America, have agreed to utilize the
The joint FBI/HSI anti-piracy warning displays, for the
first time, the HSI badge alongside the FBI anti-piracy
warning seal and states that, "The unauthorized
reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is
illegal. Criminal copyright infringement is investigated
by federal law enforcement agencies and is punishable by
up to 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000." A
second screen displays the IPR Center logo with the
educational message, "Piracy is not a victimless crime.
For more information on how digital theft harms the
economy, please visit www.iprcenter.gov."