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ISPs HOLD THE KEY TO REDUCING ONLINE MOVIE AND TV THEFT BY 72%

  • 12Sep 2011

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY:  Research released today reveals 72% of consumers say they would stop illegal downloading activities if they received an educational notice from their ISP (internet service provider).  The study also revealed that…
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Economic Contribution Report of the Film & Television Industry - Australia 2011

  • 31Aug 2011

Access Economics has estimated the economic contribution of the film and television industry to the Australian economy. The total value added contribution of the sector is about $6 billion and 49,000 FTE…
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FILM AND TV INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTES A$6.1 BILLION TO AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY

  • 23Aug 2011

SINGAPORE/GOLD COAST – The film and television industries injected a remarkable A$6.1 billion into Australia’s economy, according to a report released today by Access Economics.

The report assessed the economic contribution…
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AUSTRALIAN POLICE TAKE DOWN OPERATOR OF ILLEGAL MOVIE DVD BURNER LAB

  • 30May 2011

Singapore/Sydney: On May 27, 2011, Campsie Police Detectives supported by investigators from the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) conducted a multiple search warrant operation on a vehicle and a residence in…
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Economic Consequences Of Movie Piracy - Australia

  • 1Jan 2011

A joint study undertaken by Ipsos and Oxford Economics on behalf of AFACT: Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has indicated the scale of harm caused by movie piracy to the Australian…
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MPA APSA ACADEMY FILM FUND AWARDS FOUR SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

  • 2Dec 2010

SINGAPORE/GOLD COAST: Four script development grants each of US$25,000 were awarded to filmmakers from the Asia Pacific region at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards on the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia, today.

The…
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BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKERS TAKE CENTRESTAGE AT AUSTRALIAN PRODUCERS’ CONFERENCE

  • 17Nov 2010

Singapore / Sydney: Four talented Australian filmmakers have been funded to attend the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) Conference today, under a joint initiative developed by the Motion Picture Association (MPA),…
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AUSTRALIAN POLICE CONDUCTS COUNTRYWIDE SWEEP AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT

  • 15Sep 2010

Singapore/Sydney: On 14 September the Australian Federal Police (AFP) deployed over 70 agents across the country in a national day of action targeting illegal movie DVD rackets and other intellectual property crimes.…
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AUSTRALIAN AUCTION SITES REMOVE MORE THAN 300,000 ILLEGAL DVD MOVIES & TV SHOWS

  • 19May 2010

Singapore/Sydney - Following the removal of over 300,000 illegal DVD movies and television shows on online marketplaces eBay and Oztion, Australian shoppers online are being encouraged to check if they are purchasing…
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AUSTRALIAN POLICE BUST LARGEST MOVIE BURNER LAB THIS YEAR

  • 11May 2010

Melbourne/Hong Kong: Australian Police made their biggest DVD burner lab bust of the year yesterday when Victoria Police from Altona North Regional Response Unit (RRU) raided a residence in Yarraville in Melbourne’s…
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