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December 18, 2008

Big names speak out against piracy

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by David Allen

Famous names from the world of films and TV are looking to the government to help them out with the piracy issue.

Among the heavy hitters are Richard Curtis and Kenneth Branagh, whose names appear on a letter to the government which states that they are concerned and undermined, asking them to do something about the problem of illegal file sharing.

Basically, they want the government to force internet service providers to stop illegal file sharing on their networks, but the government have already been in talks with the ISPs on this subject.

The problem is that a lot of the illegal file sharing occurs abroad.

The group estimate that the film and TV industry loses around £500 million through the illegal sharing of their work; essentially, they say that if this continues there will be no industry to steal from because they will have lost too much money.

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  1. Ummm seems i’ve seen this before?
    We want to charge £35- £40 for a new game (as it took a lot of development) but wait 6 months you can get it for £20! same with movie DVD’s
    Why dont people learn by Henry Ford (make it cheap and mass produce, you will make a load) not make it expensive and sell 20 items a year!

    Comment by kim — December 19, 2008 @ 9:55 am

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