MPAA targets campus piracy

MUMBAI: The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has welcomed the introduction of a legislation giving colleges and universities greater incentive to implement anti-piracy tools within their networks to curb campus piracy.

The legislation has been christened the Curb Illegal Downloading on College Campuses Act of 2007. Working directly with campus administrators, the MPAA has identified effective programmes for combating copyright theft on campus networks. The MPAA has issued a “Best Practices Guide” for college administrators, providing them with a roadmap to follow in order to meaningfully impact the problem of network abuse and illegal copyright theft, says a release.

Says MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman, “This legislation is a valuable development in the ongoing efforts to curb campus piracy, which represents 44 per cent – over $500 million annually – of total domestic losses to major US motion picture studios.”

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