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Hollywood, Bollywood team up to fight piracy in India

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Mar 2010 14:17 User comments (6)

Hollywood, Bollywood team up to fight piracy in India India, one of the world's biggest film markets, also has one of the bigger piracy rates in the world and the Hollywood and Bollywood studios want to try to put an end to it.
The MPAA and seven Indian companies have signed a coalition intended to fight piracy, with the group working with movie theaters to try to shutdown camcorder recordings, as well as working with ISPs to shut down the ease of Internet piracy.

The industry group would not reveal the budget but did say it would come from its members, the major studios. The MPAA has anti-piracy coalitions in the U.S., the EU and Hong Kong.

"People are becoming more of the same mind," adds Dan Glickman, the chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America. "The Indian film industry now understands their product is getting stolen at significant rates."

According to an Ernst & Young study, piracy cost the Indian economy $959 million and 571,000 jobs in 2008.

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6 user comments

121.3.2010 15:01

Good luck with that.

221.3.2010 16:14

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According to an Ernst & Young study, piracy cost the Indian economy $959 million and 571,000 jobs in 2008.
84.3% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

322.3.2010 7:28

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The MPAA and seven Indian companies have signed a coalition intended to fight piracy, with the group working with movie theaters to try to shutdown camcorder recordings, as well as working with ISPs to shut down the ease of Internet piracy.

As Life finds a way. So will piracy.

427.3.2010 5:55

I wonder what they are complaining about!

DVDs officially certified by Indian Censor board and published by Moser Baer - world's largest optical media manufacturer - are available for between US$ 0.80 to 1.00.

The pirated copies that are otherwise available are really junk quality 5 in 1 DVDs, which half the times won't play on any player at all. That includes PCs also.

527.3.2010 16:13

@pmshah
there's other means of piracy than the disgusting DVDs sold in streets.
If you know where to look for it, you can have the all the media at best quality and for almost free!!

629.3.2010 23:05

hmm...can they stop piracy ?

what if i say the threater owners use camcoders themselves to copy a movie ?
if they stop that, people will purchase originals and share online...

can they ever stop piracy in India...never, forget it !

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