Friday, June 03, 2005

Polythene Scam

The perfect symbol of Ireland's transition from agriculture to high-tech:

[RTE] GardaĆ­ in Co Meath have uncovered what they believe to be the biggest DVD counterfeiting operation ever found in the country.

Polythene tunnels that were originally erected on a farm to produce mushrooms were used by a criminal gang to produce up to 600 DVDs an hour - up to 3 million a year - on 20 DVD burners and printers.