Philippines Will Use Night Vision Devices in Movie TheatersAdded: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
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You will better understand the topic if you are familiar with the popular stealth-based game “Splinter Cell” – the news is that Philippines’ covert agents will use night-vision goggles to spy on camcorders in movie theaters.
From now on, you better behave in the movie theatres, because the staff will be able to watch you in the dark. It turned out that the initiative came after 2012 World Intellectual Property Day, where the country’s efforts to stop the production of counterfeited goods, including CDs, were discussed. Despite the fact that the general idea of the discussion was that Philippines did quite a good job on that end, 2013 reports reveal that the number of counterfeited CDs is going up once again.
As far as the entertainment industry is concerned, 5 years ago the number of pirated flicks originating from the Philippines was 45, dropping to 21 in 2009, 20 in 2010, 1 in 2011, and increasing last year (4).
The local agencies refer to the fact the Philippines’ government has been offering supportive programs and scholarships to different vendors in order to encourage them staying away from illegal trades. Such programs’ financial support originated from the Development Bank of the Philippines and was assisted by the Commission on Higher Education. Nevertheless, those caught trading pirated goods were vendors who didn’t qualify for their programs.
In the meanwhile, regardless of all those concerns, the United States Trade Representative recently removed Philippines from its notorious markets list. This can be considered as a victory for the government’s anti-piracy programs, but it is unclear for how long.
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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
|so this going to stop them ?|
|It would be better spending money on lifting people out of poverty over there|
|that's funny, considering when they release a new movie in the philippines, its already a year old in the states...|
and whop is going to buy the goggles for them? the US? the movie industry?
then there's more corruption involved than the petty damages caused by recording a movie.
|the first thing to help get people out of poverty is get the stranglehold of the church off the people...|
the church doesn't help or feed the people, but it takes their money, some churches even before the person gets their pay (IC).
|posted by (2013-05-09 08:19:16)|
|PeeWee Herman, watch out! lol|
|Big brother truly IS watching|
|posted by (2013-05-09 10:19:51)|
|not first tiem we hear about this they started doign this in 2010/2011 in USA etc.|
|So funny there are numerous ways this can be circumvented from a key fob camera which costs around 9 GBP to a tie pin camera connected to a mobile phone recording in jacket pocket,night vision goggles will only pick out those with a mobile or Cam being held up in plain view and with modern technology this is not required since high quality inexpensive equipment is out there for the serious cammers (:^)|
|saw this and LMAO www.brickhousesecurity.com/product/covert+hat+camera.do?sortby=bestSellers&from=fn|
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Key-Fob-Ring-Chain-Spy-Hidden-Mini-Camera-DVR-Keychain-Cam-Supports-up-to-32GB-/350776412321?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item51abe748a1 and lots of others some with very good HD resoulution which are very inexpensive.
|@embolism.... you make me laugh! very smart, i never thought about any of that.. very good|
|the philippines is not the USA, it won't work there... the people are too poor to care about piracy or what they buy.|
and how long will it take before everyone realizes that the movie and music industry really are not losing the money they say?
if they were losing so much money, how can they have movies that break records like they do?
biggest example is Avatar... highest grossing ever, and it was all over the net...
and maybe if they had a decent product, people would buy more... why would anyone want to waste their money on the music nowadays?
|Won't matter. I live here in the Philippines and you go to ANY market by the malls jeepney stands tri-cycle stands you can find 100's of dvd stalls selling right in the open. Some right across from a police post. Fact is they do nothing to stop piracy here. Unless it fattens someones pockets.|
|Phillippines has much more pressing issues to be concerned about,piracy should b last thing on their list. Aside from that people will just think off new ways rather then using camcorders to pirate films in theaters. What will they do anyways post teams of covert agents at every theater with night vision goggles,and when they see some one using a camcorder repel down from the ceiling or something and say "your busted!" lol|
|posted by (2013-05-10 11:43:44)|
|And meanwhile counterfeit DVDs are sold on every street corner so the initiative has totally failed and will fail in the future as the cops are in on the racket. The only reason why the sale of pirated DVDs went down was because more people were starting to download instead. I live in the Philippines too and Filipinos just love movies. When a movie ticket costs half of your daily (minimum) income then people have no choice. That aside, this piece of news is nothing but propaganda to scare people. And yes, the Philippines has far more pressing problems then counterfeit/pirated films. The biggest among them is their coconut President who protects the oligarchs and bleeds the average folks dry with more taxes. I hope the election next week will bring change. But I seriously doubt it!|
i guess no making out in theaters anymore for them LOL
|it's just a propaganda. Never seen or heard someone caught recording a movie here (Philippines) plus their pirated copy of movie here is as dark as pits|
|this are what politicians do in the phils...specially the higher ups...pleasing Uncle Sam, if Uncle Sam is happy...that means money!!!|
|posted by (2013-05-14 02:00:05)|
your right bro... they could see those pirated CDs roaming but they can't see the corrupt officials roaming our country.
@MadVillain and richiecin
they only do this to make money. "no caught, no money". that would be their slogan..hehehe
I'm from the Philippines too and every corner of our street, you can see pirated CD's and DVD being sold. even police officers buy from them.
Solution for this piracy!? (just for me) Orignal DVD cost around 20-40 dollars.
Make the Original CD's and DVD's Cheaper. make 2-4 dollars (that's affordable here converted to Philippine pesos)..
if this will be the case, who would care to buy those pirated, black and unclear movie if they could afford the much more clear copy of the movie?
|This is so ridiculous. Nothing can ever be secure.|
Picture this scenario- I am a gangster who profits from movie piracy, Guy wearing night vision goggles gets paid less than 8gbp an hour. The guy getting sent into the theatre with the camera gets introduced to night vision guy in say the supermarket, the car park anywhere and he gets told if he identifies this guy EVER he gets legs broken or something worse. Guy films the movie and does not get caught.
This annecdote is applicable to almost any scenario, friends and family can also be used to intimidate!!
|posted by (2013-05-14 15:57:15)|
|food vs night vision goggles? we'll take the night vison goggles.|
|@ #5(fusseltier) stop talking crap. giving money to the church won't help people to not be in poverty u dipshit. if you don't have money then you don't give plus its not mandatory to give money, you give it if you understand the concept behind it, which you are obviously ignorant to. Stupid people such as yourself have never been in a church to understand the meaning to it, you only say what you hear and speak what you think. psh.|
|posted by (2013-05-15 08:49:13)|
|@ #4 fusseltier, you are one funny ignorant fool. get your facts right.||
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