Anti-economic crime police in Phnom Penh arrested four distributors of a bootleg Cambodian film yesterday after its creators filed a complaint to the authorities.
The four were arrested for copying and selling a 2011 movie called Preay Dek Koul, made by an outfit called Sunday Production. “They violated the copyright,” Pit Panha, chief of the anti-economic crime office in Phnom Penh, said.
He added that the suspects were found in Chamkarmon, Porsenchey and Toul Kork districts, after a lengthy investigation. Police also found 46 computers and software for burning DVDs.
Sunda Production owner Lay Sok Hok said that making the movie was expensive, as he had hired a famous actor and filmed abroad in Singapore.
“We spent money and time. It was difficult to produce, but it was so easy for them to produce a fake version to get income,” he said.
Court clerk Sat Bun Thoeun said the suspects were sent to the court for questioning, and would likely be charged with copyright infringement.