The three ringleaders in the scam, Barry Powell, Mark Quincey and Sarah Haynes, were sent to jail. At Crown Court, all eight defendents pled guilty.
The six-month pirate DVD and CD operation also involved extensive benefit fraud. The operation generated more than £40,000 in criminal funds.
The counterfeit ring had been investigated under the operation named Zealot from the BPI, the Department For Work and Pensions, FACT and games body ELSPA.