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MPAA makes report about camcorded films

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 May 2007 18:26 User comments (14)

MPAA makes report about camcorded films For the past few months, the MPAA has been claiming that Canada is a hotbed of piracy and that the country is the source of 50 percent of all camcording of films.
This week however, the MPAA reported that New York is responsible for 40 percent of the camcorded films. Doing some simple math we can see that the MPAA has now claimed that 90 percent of camcorded films come from Canada and New York, leaving the complete rest of North America to account for a measly 10 percent.

While obvious that these stats dont add up, the head of the U.S. National Association of Theatre Owners puts the argument to rest. He recently indicated that last year, research led the group to find that 15 states were sources of camcorded films. 90 percent coming from Canada and New York? We dont buy it.

Source:
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14 user comments

16.5.2007 18:29

Nice to see that the MPAA is putting their resources where they need it most. ;)

26.5.2007 18:44

What is funny is that they claim China and all the other countries are doing the most and its home grown. Well done MPAA :P

36.5.2007 18:45

what about china?

46.5.2007 19:38

Blame here. Blame there. Thats all they seem to do. Blame everyone. But themselves.

56.5.2007 19:44

http://www.thestar.com/article/206012

"In recent months, U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins has publicly called on Canada to introduce copyright reform, characterizing our laws as the weakest in the G7 (conveniently overlooking the fact that the G7 no longer exists and references to the G8, which includes Russia, would not be accurate), while U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and John Cornyn have written a public letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper demanding anti-camcording legislation."

So, Russia clearly has a higher percentage than Canada, that when combined with New York is 90%. I guess the MPAA is really giving 180% effort on this issue!

67.5.2007 2:03

Originally posted by akaangus:
http://www.thestar.com/article/206012

"In recent months, U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins has publicly called on Canada to introduce copyright reform, characterizing our laws as the weakest in the G7 (conveniently overlooking the fact that the G7 no longer exists and references to the G8, which includes Russia, would not be accurate), while U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and John Cornyn have written a public letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper demanding anti-camcording legislation."

So, Russia clearly has a higher percentage than Canada, that when combined with New York is 90%. I guess the MPAA is really giving 180% effort on this issue!
legislation is largely unenforceable on the net
and if the MPAA gets its way canada will have an mpac! scary.
Id hate an mpac to get their hands on jim carrey or the beautiful rachel mcadams!

77.5.2007 2:44

This just proves my skepticism at the other article. Throw a 40% here, a 50% here and you have grounds for some action. Just don't let people realise the numbers don't add up. Oh no wait...
LOL @ MPAA. Try a bit harder next time.

87.5.2007 5:32

You know what, we read these stories on a daily basis here and of course the majority of us know that the MPAA and the RIAA seem to be pulling these stats out of their asses.

Now just imagine if these stories would make the local news. Think of the negative effect this bs would have if the masses were informed of just what kind of crap the MPAA, RIAA, etc, etc, were pulling. The public wouldn't stand for this and they would get hit where it'd hurt the most... a significant decline in profits.

I have forwarded these articles to my local paper.

97.5.2007 6:27

Quote:
Our.Report.On.CAM[MpAa]*NUKED*

* Nuked for BULLSHIT

107.5.2007 7:52

If they so upset about bootlegs or pirated copies of movies. They need to lower their prices on DVD's from $20 to at least $5 - $10 and just maybe people would slow down enough that they will be ok. But that wont happen they just willing to sit and play the blame game when they cant stop their own people from pushing SCR's on the net which only comes from them. They just love to place bogus numbers up on the net and get people's panties in a bunch that know nothing about what they do or what the real issues are or even care to know. This will always be their main scare tactic which does stop some.

117.5.2007 10:52

ya ya...

I think the MPAA needs to designate their management with more intellect than a bunch of half baked potatoes.

What a sad group the MPAA has turned out to be....sad indeed.
Maybe hiring a math tutor would be a start !

127.5.2007 10:54

Its the same all over the world...They have a high price on something & it creates A hole for someone to fill...in the UK its nearly 12 for 50 gramms of tobaco in the shops...& they wonder why its smuggled in more than class A drugs....

Films are no different..They will never enforce there ideas because the internet opened that right up & it will never be closed...

Nice MPAA tag ill use that on all my authored dvds...after ive cleaned it up in PSP cos its a fooking mess

137.5.2007 11:16

Quote:
Doing some simple math we can see that the MPAA has now claimed that 90 percent of camcorded films come from Canada and New York, leaving the complete rest of North America to account for a measly 10 percent.
although i dont think its that high, i wouldnt actualty dispute those numbers that hard. it is possible. new york is like a hackers wet dream, the entire city is a giant unencrypted hotspot. even in sky scrapers youll pick up signals from the skyscraper across the street.

for gods sake there is a group called "canal street" how blatant can they be?

the last time i saw a movie in manhattan they had about 4 huge black dudes come through the movie looking around for cam corders, they did this about 3 times during the movie. it was opening day for said movie though, and i suspect a lot of major movies have been cammed in that theiter because it is a major one.

its still just too easy to cam a movie, cammers dont have to leave new york to do it and get away with it. when it finaly gets to a point where you have to check your phone and submit to a pat down and total rapage of decentcy then the cammers will move to the burbs. i live in the burbs, a retarded chimp could cam a movie out here and get away with it. camming is here to stay, trust me, cameras are just too small.

10% of americas population lives in the new york metro area, and its the smartest 10% too, its not unlikly that 40 percent of all cams are from new york.

148.5.2007 4:18

Whats in a number? Although we all love to hate the MPAA, I think one must look at the text surrounding the numbers in order to understand them.

From HERE

Quote:
New York City theaters were the origin of 43% of camcorder-source pirated DVDs tracked in the United States, and 20% of pirated movies seized globally.
That clearly does NOT say that 40% of all camcording takes place in NYC. This figure does not speak about the percentage of camcording that takes place in NYC, rather the percentage of street discs traced back to NYC theaters.

From HERE (sorry, only link I could find quickly)
Quote:
At the beginning of 2007, up to 50% of movies which show up online illegally are Made in Canada, said the Big 6 studios, Time Warner, Viacom, Fox, NBC Universal, Disney and Sony, through their MPAA in the US, and CMPDA in Canada.
This also clearly does not say that 50% of all camcoring takes place in Canada. It says that 50% of files found on the internet can be traced back to theaters in Canada.

I'm all for jumping on the "I hate the MPAA" bandwagon, but let's do so with some intelligence.

Dudley Do-Right

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