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Taiwan Police Confiscate Pirated Buddhist Statues

April 15, 1993

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) _ Police confiscated 556 Buddhist statues that a sculptor said were illegal copies of his work.

Police said they seized the wooden statues, including the Goddess of Mercy, the God of Warriors and the Guardian of Land, at a suburban shop Wednesday.

Sculptor Li Chin-wan said the statues were counterfeits of his copyrighted work.

Li’s statues sell for $960, about five times what the shop charged for the seized works, police said.

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