PIRACY – A GROWING THREAT
|Piracy is one of the greatest threats to the economic vitality of the U.S. motion picture industry. The Motion Picture Association of America estimates that virtually every major motion picture release is camcorded at theaters within the first few days of release and, in many instances, even before the public release. High-quality recordings saturate the pirate network within days of the theatrical release. While the motion picture studios and exhibitors have spent millions of dollars trying to protect their films, these efforts have been ineffective in deterring and interdicting pirates.
|The motion picture industry is not the only victim. With the proliferation of affordable HD-quality camcorders and video-capable cell phones, piracy and industrial espionage is a daily occurrence in boardrooms and conference rooms around the world. It’s becoming more apparent that international corporations and governmental agencies need to implement anti-piracy programs to protect their proprietary information and trade secrets.