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Recording and film industries in Mexico join forces

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2008 18:29 User comments (1)

Recording and film industries in Mexico join forces The recording and film industries in Mexico have joined forces by forming the Asociación Protectora de Cine y Música México (APCM). It has been setup to tackle the problems of both disc and digital piracy in the country. Mexico is one of the major markets for music and film in Latin America, and as such, has one of the most serious piracy problems globally.
The country is most affected by CD and DVD piracy, with a 65% music piracy rate in 2006 and an illegal market worth US$180 million. Mexico also has a growing digital piracy problem. Today's move follows the successful combination of the anti-piracy efforts of the recording and film industries in Brazil in April 2007.

"We are very enthusiastic about this association. We firmly believe that through the union of our forces in Mexico via APCM, we can obtain better results than the ones that could be obtained by our entities individually", said John Malcolm, Executive Vice president and Director of Anti-piracy International Operations of the Motion Picture Association.

"The fact that the Attorney General's Office supports this merge between both industries' anti-piracy teams is a clear signal that we are going the right way. We have a lot of faith that this project will be a complete success, and will serve as an example for other countries and institutions to imitate", says Mr. Vázquez, General Director of IFPI Latin America.

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13.4.2008 5:14

truley MAFIAA now!

Music And Film Industry Association of America™

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April 1, 2006 - Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) chairman Dan Glickman and Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) president Cary Sherman today announced the historic merger of the two organizations. The newly-created entity is being called the Music And Film Industry Association of America™, Inc.

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