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ALPA study shows huge piracy figures in France

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Aug 2008 14:37 User comments (5)

ALPA study shows huge piracy figures in France According to a study commissioned by the French anti-piracy outfit Alpa, French movie fans are illegally downloading as many movies as they are paying to see in theaters.
The study shows that in France, 13.5 million films were illegally downloaded through P2P while cinema ticket sales were only 12.2 million for the same period, the month of May 2008.

"This is a major phenomenon that could endanger the cinema and audiovisual industry,"
Alpa representative Frederic Delacroix added.

The study also added that over 10 million films are illegally downloaded each month in France hitting a peak of 16.6 million in December of last year.

American films were the brunt of the illegal downloads at 66 percent with French films coming a distant second at 19 percent. The blockbuster hit "Transformers" was the top downloaded film, with 3.7 million hits since October of last year.

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5 user comments

17.8.2008 16:56

Well done france, Keep up the good work!!!


American films were the brunt of the illegal downloads at 66 percent with French films coming a distant second at 19 percent

Release the movies same date as in US and i am sure that at least 1% piracy will be reduced.
Waiting sometimes up to 6 months for a movie to come in theaters from U.S. to EU is ridiculous, and some times gets even more to be released in DVD.

27.8.2008 19:17

Quote:
Well done france, Keep up the good work!!!
Haha, cant agree more!

Why not just cut the whole of france off the internet, that way they'd have to go to the cinema?

38.8.2008 11:35

There is an easiest way tho.
MP44, R14 etc can claim that france is a country of terrorist and nuke them to the ground....That will have results

48.8.2008 18:21

Alpa "piracy is rife. give us lots of money and we'll help you combat it"

an anti-piracy "outfit" is not going to say "no piracy here, let's shut up shop"

511.8.2008 10:22

This is proof that the heavy handed approach to stop piracy does not work. The answer is to give consumers a feasible legal alternative - At We7 we offer customers free music downloads and in return they listen to a short advert - everyone gets paid and the consumer gets free, high quality downloads.

Steve Purdham
CEO - We7
http://www.we7.com

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