Hollywood Will No Longer Fund UK Anti-Piracy GroupAdded: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
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After the 30-year long relationship, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) notified the anti-piracy group Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) that it will not renew its membership. It means that FACT will lose half of its budget and the backing of the 6 major Hollywood movie studios.
FACT is considered to be the most aggressive private anti-piracy group in the United Kingdom, responsible for investigating dozens of alleged pirates and securing many convictions. On the other hand, the MPA represents the interests of Disney, Paramount, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros studios. The group decided to withdraw local financing for FACT in favor of funding larger regional hubs with a wider remit. It acknowledged FACT’s efforts over the last 30 years but said that the changing nature of piracy requires a more flexible approach.
The anti-piracy group confirmed that its funding from the Motion Picture Association is being withdrawn. The group said it was considering its options, but the industry experts believe that it’s unlikely that the United Kingdom will become a care-free piracy zone. According to the anti-piracy group, it is going to continue its work protecting copyright in the country, pursuing more website-blocking injunctions and increasing cooperation with the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit.
Nevertheless, the industry experts watch the situation to see how it plays out. The Federation Against Copyright Theft represented the interests of the Hollywood studios in the country. It also undertook investigations against infringers that the police were sometimes reluctant to take on and carry through to a prosecution.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, May 26th, 2016
|once again save money by not spending it .......mpa is gonna go bust the way its going !|
|%99 of films they produce aren't worth watching even for free.|
|posted by (2016-05-27 22:15:51)|
|ha ha ha ha...got that right Warwicked...|
|Warwicked You Hit The Nail Right On The Head There!!|
I don't know if it is me but i can tell just off most screen shots if a film is low budget or not.
|posted by (2016-05-28 22:34:09)|
|One person said it all on here...... "It takes a pirate to catch a pirate... And they become the biggest pirates of them all!"||
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