I will try to avoid commenting on your boasts -- I suspect if you take a moment, you will realize that you might not be quite so defiant and confrontational with members of law enforcement (which is what US Customs agents are) -- people who can and do seize such items, and who can and do arrest in cases where the quantities are large enough, or the materials are egregious enough.
He is right to be concerned. And, yes, Customs most certainly will seize the stuff, assuming they discover it and assuming they discover the truth about what is on the discs.
US Customs has a lot of information at their website regarding this issue (a link on their main page will take you to tons of documents regarding how proud they are to be vigilant in seizing counterfeit media, or â€œbootlegâ€ media.
Also, when they do seize more than a few, they tend to trumpet it by calling the news. This link is an example, note that the stuff came in on a regular international flight:
Here is a document which explains their policies on copyright violation and trademark violation:
From the US Customs website:
Trademarked and Copyrighted Articles
CBP enforces laws relating to the protection of trademarks and copyrights. Articles that infringe a federally registered trademark or copyright or copyright protected by the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works are subject to detention and/or seizure. Infringing articles may consist of articles that use a protected right without the authorization of the trademark or copyright owner or articles that copy or simulate a protected right.
Articles bearing marks that are counterfeit or inappropriately using a federally registered trademark are subject to seizure and forfeiture.The importation of articles intended for sale or public distribution bearing counterfeit marks may subject an individual to a civil fine if the registered trademark has also been recorded with CBP. Articles bearing marks that are confusingly similar to a CBP recorded registered trademark , and restricted gray market articles (goods bearing genuine marks not intended for U.S. importation for which CBP granted gray market protection) are subject to detention and seizure.
In regard to copyright infringement, articles that are determined by CBP to be clearly piratical of a protected copyright, i.e., unauthorized articles that are substantially similar to a material protected by a copyright, are subject to seizure.
You may bring back genuine trademarked and copyrighted articles (subject to duties). Products subject to copyright protection most commonly imported include software on CD-ROMs, sound recordings, toys, stuffed animals, clothing with cartoon characters, videotapes, DVDs, music CDs, and books. Products subject to trademark protection most commonly imported include handbags and accessories, and clothing.
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