50% movie piracy from Canada: Hollywood
As much as 50 per cent of the world’s pirated movies come from Canada, prompting the film industry to threaten to delay the release of new titles in this country.
According to an investigation by Twentieth Century Fox, most of the illegal recording, or “camcording,” is taking place in Montreal movie houses, taking advantage of bilingual releases and lax copyright laws.
More crying and gnashing of teeth here:
“We want people to come to the theatre and enjoy the experience. We don’t want to turn theatres into airport check-ins, but it might have to get to that point.”
Ha! Let us know how that works for your business hey der.
UPDATE: Big suprise here … Movie Piracy Claims More Fiction Than Fact … What, the U.S. Motion Picture industry would lie? Say it ain’t so!
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