At DVDAvenue.tv (which also does business under the name TVDVDmania.tv, DVDCraze.tv,TVDVDPlanet.com and TVAddicts.tv and probably a whole bunch of others) you can buy complete series boxed sets of shows
like SPENSER: FOR HIRE, BOSTON PUBLIC, JUDGING AMY, ED, JAG, ADAM-12, WONDER
WOMAN, EMERGENCY, NY UNDERCOVER, HAWAII FIVE-O, IT TAKES A THIEF, DYNASTY, STREETS
OF SAN FRANCISCO, all of which are currently not being sold commercially by
But DVDAvenue doesn’t stop there…they are even selling
bootleg versions of shows like REMINGTON STEELE, KNIGHTRIDER, SEAQUEST, THE
NIGHT STALKER, THE PRISONER, PRIME SUSPECT and MY SO-CALLED LIFE which are
readily available at your local Best Buy…only they charge a lot more for them.
I’m stunned that the legal departments of Warner Brothers,
NBC/Universal, and Paramount Television haven’t caught on to these guys yet.
It’s not like DVDAvenue.tv is being discreet about their law-breaking.
Google and Yahoo take money from these bootleggers to make their listings show up at the top of any search for a TV show. And these search engines get paid for click-throughs to the bootlegging sites… doesn’t that mean they are profitting off an illegal activity? Don’t they screen their advertisers at all?
UPDATE 1-22-07: I received this comment from one of my readers: