Illegal CDs, DVDs found at business

  • Follow Metro

At least one person might not have had any difficulty seeing the Hannah Montana movie.

Back | Next
Roderic Teriss Albea: Man was charged with reproduction of recorded material after bootleg DVDs and CDs were found at his restaurant.  Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Roderic Teriss Albea: Man was charged with reproduction of recorded material after bootleg DVDs and CDs were found at his restaurant.

Responding to a tip, authorities found more than 1,000 bootleg DVDs and CDs at Albea's Subs and Wings in Southgate Shopping Center.

Many of the discs included movies still in theaters, including Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour , which has had sold-out show times across the country.

Roderic Terriss Albea, 28, of the 1600 block of Champion Pines Way, was arrested and charged with one count of reproduction of recorded material after police raided his restaurant Thursday.

"When we went to the location, he was sitting there with a table full of counterfeit movies and music CDs," said Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Tim Tobias. "He had the Hannah Montana movie going when we arrived."

Investigator Tobias said representatives from the Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Picture Association of America joined the raid to verify the discs were illegal copies. Among them were copies of The Bucket List, Rambo and Alvin and the Chipmunks . Copies of pornographic films were also in the haul, Investigator Tobias said.

Counterfeit goods are a widespread problem in Richmond County, according to police. False goods are often sold at flea markets and other areas, but police lack the manpower to target all vendors, he said, and usually only respond to specific complaints.

Reach Adam Folk at (706) 823-3339 or adam.folk@augustachronicle.com.

PAST RAIDS


AUGUST 2007: Richmond County investigators raided the Barnyard Flea Market on Doug Barnard Parkway and found more than $61,000 in counterfeit jeans, shoes and shirts.


FEBRUARY: Authorities raided several Columbia County T-Mobile cell phone stores and arrested two men on charges of counterfeit trademark violation, accusing them of selling fake designer handbags, watches and other items.

Comments (33) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Augusta resident
1370
Points
Augusta resident 02/16/08 - 02:33 am
0
0
On Feb2 at 1:32am I insulted

On Feb2 at 1:32am I insulted someone that works at the Barnyard when I said I thought you could get this stuff at the Barnyard. I said I was sorry because I was joking. At the time I didn't know the had that $61,000 raid in Aug.

Dark Lord
2
Points
Dark Lord 02/16/08 - 02:40 am
0
0
Don't stop until you get as

Don't stop until you get as many of them as you can. I got faith that at some point the people of Augusta will start to get the message. When it comes to breaking the law "the more people you let know you committed a crime the better your chances are of getting caught". Again my hat goes off to the law enforcement agencies involved.

Dark_Knight
0
Points
Dark_Knight 02/16/08 - 05:05 am
0
0
yeah, it may seem easy to do,

yeah, it may seem easy to do, but in the long run its breaking the law. Not only will your computer get a virus from some kid who made up a bad file, but you could get fined for it and end up paying more than you would have if you did the right thing and brought the dvd or cd. Crime Doesnt Pay........strange but it seems it did for this fellow... atleast for a while.

Ralph_Wiggum
0
Points
Ralph_Wiggum 02/16/08 - 05:10 am
0
0
Holy Crap..... i guess i

Holy Crap..... i guess i better stop downloading my Hannah Montanna too!!!

He_Who_Must_Not_Be_Named
0
Points
He_Who_Must_Not_Be_Named 02/16/08 - 05:54 am
0
0
NOTHING....will stop me from

NOTHING....will stop me from downloading Hannah Montana.

EdithPiaf
2
Points
EdithPiaf 02/16/08 - 07:34 am
0
0
I make it a point NOT to buy

I make it a point NOT to buy or even watch bootleg movies. It's against the law. Period.

keepinitreal
0
Points
keepinitreal 02/16/08 - 07:37 am
0
0
Ok, so it's illegal to buy

Ok, so it's illegal to buy the bootleg copies I understand, but if we do a download from our own personal units for inhome viewing then, will that be consider the same as illegal? I mean if we are not "selling" the material I thought it's ok to do. I guess if we just viewed online and not copy to a dvd then I believe that must be the safe way to do it huh?

kai@reasontostand.org
1
Points
kai@reasontostand.org 02/16/08 - 08:04 am
0
0
Copyright infringement is not

Copyright infringement is not a crime unless its done both for profit and on a large scale. And yes, its still easier to download and burn movies than go "the legal route".

Its 5oclock somewhere
0
Points
Its 5oclock somewhere 02/16/08 - 08:13 am
0
0
why didn't they put the

why didn't they put the picture of the man at t-mobile?

um------

WW1949
19
Points
WW1949 02/16/08 - 09:47 am
0
0
captain, theydid not put his

captain, theydid not put his arrest picture because he was not there when the raid occured. he was in tennessee and on the way back. i wonder if he has turned himself in?

YeahYEAH
0
Points
YeahYEAH 02/16/08 - 09:53 am
0
0
denali... he has turned

denali... he has turned himself and been released on bond

disgusted
0
Points
disgusted 02/16/08 - 09:54 am
0
0
yes he turned himself in and

yes he turned himself in and there was a picture of him also

YESWECAN
0
Points
YESWECAN 02/16/08 - 10:10 am
0
0
everytime i go in there to

everytime i go in there to get a drink some guy is always tryna sell me a cd or dvd. they sit at a table and ask each customer. that's stupid

JohnnyYuma
0
Points
JohnnyYuma 02/16/08 - 10:53 am
0
0
Fools,if you read the FBI

Fools,if you read the FBI warning it now says even if no monetary
gain!

jack
11
Points
jack 02/16/08 - 10:56 am
0
0
Illegally down loading music

Illegally down loading music and DVDs will eventually get you some time and a bunch of money, as those who produce them legally monitor the internet for bootleggers and the word gets around eventually to the cops..

LaTwon
1
Points
LaTwon 02/16/08 - 10:56 am
0
0
criminal criminal i think

criminal criminal i think that..........wait a minute my music download is screwing up BRB......

Casting_Fool
1204
Points
Casting_Fool 02/16/08 - 11:43 am
0
0
kai wrote: "Copyright

kai wrote: "Copyright infringement is not a crime unless its done both for profit and on a large scale..." This is a misconception, and wrong. I had to do some copyright research for one of my businesses and learned quite a bit about it: www.cfnson.com/copyright.html (For further information see "Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright", U.S. Copyright Office, http://www.copyright.gov/faq.html#q46)

fallendown
0
Points
fallendown 02/16/08 - 12:05 pm
0
0
Captain find someting else to

Captain find someting else to make a racial issue about. The T-mobile guy was on the news several times.

dani
13
Points
dani 02/16/08 - 12:27 pm
0
0
I realize there are people

I realize there are people out there trying to make an easy dollar..what I don't get is the people who support him by doing business there. What happened to honesty, ethics and just good old-fashioned doing the right thing. The customers are as much in the wrong as the guy running the business. You hear about stopping illegal immigration by not giving them jobs, the same applies here. don't buy his products and he will have to lock his doors.

kai@reasontostand.org
1
Points
kai@reasontostand.org 02/16/08 - 01:21 pm
0
0
If any and all unauthorized

If any and all unauthorized copying is illegal, why are so few cases tried in criminal court as opposed to a civil trial? Even though the MPAA likes to place that warning at the beginning of their movies, and the NFL etc like to place their silly disclaimers at the beginning of their broadcasts it doesn't mean that actually have a legal leg to stand on outside of the CIVIL laws which are pretty much "he who has the deeper pockets wins". The primary problem with copyright is that most people think that stealing equals infringement which is horribly narrow and inaccurate.

Daddyrabbit
0
Points
Daddyrabbit 02/16/08 - 02:26 pm
0
0
Kai, there's BIG money

Kai, there's BIG money involved here! There was a story on the news a couple of years ago about an old man who was having to pay the recording industry several thousand dollars for a movie his grandson copied several years before on his computer without his knowledge. Think about it if everyone were allowed to make a copy for each of his friends very few copies would be sold. Although some of the prices are a little high, this i what the artist does for a living. It's not legal or ethical. I'm glad more of these cases aren't in criminal court. Let these people get their money from the crooks and not cost taxpayers a lot of money for trials and possibly then to support these people who feel they can do just what they want to.

TrukinRanger
1767
Points
TrukinRanger 02/16/08 - 04:04 pm
0
0
It doesn't matter if you're
Unpublished

It doesn't matter if you're downloading it for your personal home use or to sell. If you did not pay for it then it is ILLEGAL. Period.

JonR
0
Points
JonR 02/16/08 - 06:55 pm
0
0
Hypocrites......how many of

Hypocrites......how many of you drive the speed limit all the time? Yet you are disgusted by this? You can't just pic and choose the laws you want to follow.

Casting_Fool
1204
Points
Casting_Fool 02/16/08 - 09:04 pm
0
0
JonRandalphHardisonCain

JonRandalphHardisonCain wrote: "Hypocrites......how many of you drive the speed limit all the time?"

I do, Jon, all of the time. And I stop at stop signs, yield at yield signs and actually slow down on I20 to 45 mph when crossing under Wheeler Road on my way to Sam's. I am not happy with copyright infringement because it affects my own business. I sculpt and cast miniatures in polyurethane resin. When someone buys one of my miniatures and then makes copies, I lose income. I may spend hundreds of hours developing a miniature, doing research and making prototypes. Why should someone else benefit from my hard work and make copies of my copyrighted miniatures?

JonR
0
Points
JonR 02/16/08 - 09:48 pm
0
0
Casting Fool....you are truly

Casting Fool....you are truly the exception. You are to be commended.

SilentJ
0
Points
SilentJ 02/16/08 - 11:03 pm
0
0
Miniature what?

Miniature what?

He_Who_Must_Not_Be_Named
0
Points
He_Who_Must_Not_Be_Named 02/17/08 - 05:28 am
0
0
Imagine this poor guy in jail

Imagine this poor guy in jail trying to act tough. When asked what he's in for....do you think he'll actuall say it's for selling the Hannah Montana movie?

crackerjack
163
Points
crackerjack 02/17/08 - 10:02 am
0
0
Polyurethane....isn't that

Polyurethane....isn't that what Adult Toys are made from?

FallingLeaves
27
Points
FallingLeaves 02/17/08 - 01:28 pm
0
0
They didn't put the picture

They didn't put the picture of the man at t-mobile because he had no prior offenses. They may already have had pictures of the other t-mobile offenders if they DID have prior offenses, possibly this one above does, too. Such a simple possible explanation, why doesn't anyone ever mention it?

oh man
0
Points
oh man 02/18/08 - 09:39 am
0
0
baroness the tmobile guy

baroness the tmobile guy showed up everywhere from the paper to the television stations. He unfortunately was not able to keep his picture or even the location of his house off the augusta chronicle website. Heck they even posted the search warrants that had his social security number on it.

Back to Top
loading...
Search Augusta jobs