The Motion Picture Association (MPAA) defines movie piracy as “the unauthorized taking, copying or use of copyrighted materials without permission.” The history of movie piracy is tangled up in ever-advancing technologies. Video equipment, DVDs and the Internet have all played a part in obtaining and selling films illegally.
Movie piracy hurts a country’s economy, consumers and the movie industry. The International Intellectual Property Alliance estimated that as of 2008, the United States has lost $1.3 billion (USD) from movie piracy acts. The movie industry, plus home video and television programming, are huge components of American economic assets.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) estimates that “a major movie on location contributes around $200,000 per day to local economies” due to studio employees using local businesses. Piracy detracts from these economic relationships. Distributors, theaters, video rental companies and pay-per-view providers all lose money.
Illegal motion picture and television piracy is a thriving domestic and international enterprise. The Motion Picture Association (MPAA) estimates that its member companies lose approximately $6.1 billion annually.
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