Local Police from Orihuela stopped two Chinese citizens who were selling pirate copies of DVDs and music CDs at the commercial centre in La Zenia. The police confiscated 250DVDs and 200 CDs from the young Chinese couple.
People who have bought pirate CDs and DVDs tell me that some work and others don't. I remember seeing a pirate film on VHS tape once which had obviously been shot in the cinema. The colour and definition were awful. Worst still, periodically you could see people's heads bobbing up in front of the camera. I don't know how they make copies these days but by the sound of it the results are not much better.
PS The good news is you can still buy a watch, rug or a fishing rod from one of the Moroccans who visit the local bars.