Entertainment Industry Greets President of the PhilippinesAdded: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
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Outgoing president of Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is considered to be not without a grace, as her loyal supporters call her one of the best presidents the Philippines has ever had. It was thanks to MPA (Motion Pictures Association Asia) now, that Mrs. Arroyo was greeted in her deeds as well as some other representatives of the local movie industry.
What the MPA is so thrilled about is the President signing of the Anti-Camcording Act, stating this week that this indicates the intensifying attempts of fighting piracy and unauthorized camcording both in the Philippines and in entire Southeast Asia.
Philippine Motion Pictures Producers Association welcomes the passage of this legislation and calls it an advantage in their fight against movie and video piracy, which has crippled the entertainment industry in such a scale that the majority of the industry players have ceased the businesses because of huge losses. This Act might be the first bell they have been waiting for.
In addition to intensifying effect in the battle against video piracy, the Anti-Camcording Act is expected to be a big boost to the movie industry by helping defend its interests that are still struggling from enormous losses caused by piracy. It is also hoped to help the other industry players to renew the core of industry and develop more employment and business opportunities for each member of the industry, such as jobs saved and created, as well as so needed growth in theaters attendance caused by legitimate way to access to film due to declined pirated content from unauthorized camcords. Finally, enhanced returns in entertainment industry investments are supposed to encourage the private businesses to provide the needed capital to the industry, which in its turn will offer more resources helping prepare the movie theaters to accept global formats like digital and 3D and encourage national producers to keep producing commercial films in different formats on a global scale.
The Anti-Camcording Law will come into effect fifteen days after its publication. Under the new legislation, anyone caught using or just attempting to use a recording device to make an illegal copy of any part of cinematographic movie will be charged with the penalties including $ 1,000 to $17,000 as a fine or 6 months to 6 years of jail time.
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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
|posted by (2010-06-03 13:06:08)|
|the laws are total BS what the hell is that about 6 years maximum for recording a freaking movie thats total bs|
|This bill is just a front or shall we say a "mask" to other nations that the Philippines is doing its part on anti-piracy, but it still doesn't affect selling pirated dvds on the streets regardless of whether its a dvd ripped or camcorder copy.|
Anyway, it's a good article. Thanks Sam.
|posted by (2010-06-04 10:02:13)|
|I think you will find that those members have left the industry because of the crap they have been making which would not sell to anyone even the local television shuns it.|
Pirated DVDs are available everywhere and super cheap. Nine movies using DVD9 for about $US2.00. Sure you take your chances with the quality but if you get 2 or 3 that are a DVD rip you are well ahead for money.
I have been living in the Philippines for 5 years now and only found about 4 legal outlets with very outdated releases on offer. The Pirate outlets at least have up to date stock. Which by the way is mainly imported from China I think.
This Act is more about appearing to do something than actually doing anything. Sure there is TV news coverage every so often (about once a year) where some stalls are raided in a market. The stock destroyed (?) and they back in business the next day if not sooner.
If the whole industry was to sit back and have a good hard look at itself maybe it would stop losing money by focusing on quality not quantity. Of the 15 movies I downloaded in the past month only 3 or 4 were even worth the time to run them. The rest were complete garbage.
This maybe a bit off topic but who actually owns the copyright on a movie? Every one these days has at least 5 companies or persons claiming ownership in the opening credits.
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