Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Panasonic's CX Ultra HD Smart TVs Bring 4K Closer To Home
New LG Ray Smartphone Focuses On Photo Shooting
HP Profit Lower Than Expected
Police Arrests Fifth Suspect In TalkTalk Hack Investigation
Toshiba Develops Fast 3D Metal Printer
ECS LIVA X2 Mini PC Runs Windows 10
Memory-Tech Ready To Start Mass Production Of UHD Blu-ray Disc
New Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM Phones Coming Next Month
Active Discussions
roxio issues with xp pro
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Optical Storage > DVD pir...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, July 09, 2002
DVD pirates flourish in Asia; MPA offers reward!!

The Motion Picture Association (MPA), which represents major Hollywood studios, said Tuesday counterfeit movie DVDs have mushroomed in Asia and are now a major headache. Movies like "Spider-Man," "Lord of the Rings," "Monsters Inc.," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" were available in pirated optical disc formats soon after their debut in cinemas in the United States, the association said.

"The problem that we have here in Asia at the moment is DVD piracy," Michael Ellis, vice president and regional director of the MPA's Asia/Pacific Anti-Piracy Operations, told a news conference in Hong Kong. The MPA Tuesday launched a US$150,000 reward program offering money to people supplying information on DVD piracy.

He said some 4.8 million pirated DVDs of movies made by MPA members, or 98 percent of a worldwide seizures, were seized in Asia in 2001, up from zero in 1998.

Of those, about half a million were seized in Hong Kong.

"We anticipate that seizures in this region (this year) will be matching pretty much close to the previous year," he said.

Ellis said there were more than 80 underground facilities replicating DVDs in Asia, including Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

"Taiwan is the major base of replication of legitimate products," Ellis said.

"The replication that takes place in China generally stays in China and are not exported around the world, whereas in Taiwan and other countries in Asia, there is an export problem."

The MPA said discs replicated in the Asia-Pacific found their way to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.

"Since DVDs are so compact in size, they are relatively easy to conceal and ship by boat, car or air," the MPA said.

Ellis said new target markets included Australia, Latin America and South Africa.

The association estimates that its members lost US$598 million from piracy in Asia last year, with worldwide losses estimated at more than US$3 billion.

Pacific Digital introduces the Mach40-16 internal IDE CD-RW     Optical Storage News      Pacific Digital introduces the Mach40-16 internal IDE CD-RW

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
MPAA Lists Piracy Sites in Around The World
U.S. Trade Office Releases Latest Notorious Markets List
Pirate Bay Back Online
Pirate Bay Co-founder Sentenced To 42 Months Imprisonment
Search Engines Play A role In Piracy: study
UK 'Softens' Copyright Alert Program
U.S. Releases Trade Report On Worst Copyright Offenders
European ISPs May Be Ordered To Block User's Access To Pirated Content: court
Hotfile To Pay $80 Million In Settlement Case With MPAA
French Court Tackles Streaming and Download Sites
MPAA Lists The World's Most Notorious Markets For Illegal Film Distribution
Search Engines Encouraging Online Content Infringement: MPAA

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .