Sounds tempting doesn’t it? Sure, you see a headline and want to buy Shaun T’s newest INSANITY workout for $84 with free shipping! The fact is that the Insanity DVDs that you’ve been tempted to purchase on various Web sites that have recently popped up, for $84, $99, and so forth, originate from China (or right here in the US) and are complete frauds! Yes, friends, these are completely illegal.
When you purchase these illegal copies of Insanity or any Beachbody fitness program, you are participating in and supporting these illegal activities.
Beachbody works hard to produce high quality fitness programs that work. You’ve heard of their most popular programs like Insanity, P90X, Slim in 6 and Hip Hop Abs. The success of these workouts and the legitimate sale of these products from infomericals, and Team Beachbody Coaches, allow for repeat customers.
Because of this success, these fitness DVDs have caught the attention of modern day pirates or thieves. According to Jonathan Gelfand, General Counsel for Beachbody, what piracy is for intellectual property companies, is when somebody takes these DVDs and mass produces them, puts a flimsy cover on them, and goes out and sells them. These illegal DVDs like P90X are sold on eBay, individual Web sites, and various other online sites where you download for free.
If you are tempted to purchase a Beachbody product from an illegal source, think again. This company is serious about combating the illegal copying of their products and is now stepping up their anti-pirating efforts. Most recently, Beachbody filed suit against sellers on eBay. They are seeking the maximum penality for copyright infringement, trademark infringement and other claims, including $150,000 per infringing act.
If you are engaged in the wholesale infringement of Product Partners (Beachbody) intellectual property rights, and the company does not take action against you, do not despair, your time will eventually come.
Beachbody remains on the front lines, preventing daily the unauthorized distribution of Beachbody products.
Also, if you do purchase illegal, pirated copies of Beachbody fitness DVDs to get a better deal, in the end it’s not really a better deal! Why you ask? I get so many people asking me questions about Tony Horton’s P90X because they are missing DVDs, don’t have the official P90X Fitness Guide, are missing the Nutrition Guide and such! People are now buying illegal copies of Insanity and I assure you, they are missing calendars, guides, and the quality is off. It’s ILLEGAL.
If you purchase the pirated versions just to save a buck, it costs you in the long run because you likely don’t have the complete package and can waste hours of time on the Internet searching for it. AND, you are supporting completely illegal activities!
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