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WCO RECOGNIZES MPA’S COLLABORATION WITH HONG KONG CUSTOMS IN IPR PROTECTION

  • 26Jan 2010

Hong Kong – The Motion Picture Association (MPA) today received a Certificate of Merit from the World Customs Organization (WCO) in recognition of its outstanding contribution over the past years in collaborating…
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MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES CRACK DOWN ON WEBHOSTING COMPANY HOSTING ROGUE SITES

  • 21Jan 2010

Hong Kong/Kuala Lumpur – On January 20, a team of four enforcement officers from the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) assisted by officers from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia…
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ANOTHER CAMCORDER ARRESTED IN HONG KONG

  • 20Jan 2010

Hong Kong – Prompt action by alert frontline cinema staff led to the arrest of a man illegally camcording the blockbuster movie “Avatar” in the PALACE apm Cinema in Kwun Tong on…
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Christmas Surprise for Pirate Movie Factory in Thailand

  • 28Dec 2009

Hong Kong / Bangkok – Following three months of investigations by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), representatives from the MPA’s Thailand program and a posse of 30 officers from the Economic and…
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ONLINE PIRACY A GENUINE THREAT TO THE INDIAN FILM & TELEVISION INDUSTRY

  • 15Dec 2009

Hong Kong / Mumbai – The Motion Picture Distributors Association (India) (MPDA) today released two studies demonstrating that copyright infringement online is a major problem in India. The first report by Internet…
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ALERT STAFF HELP ARREST TWO PEOPLE CAMCORDING IN HONG KONG CINEMAS

  • 15Dec 2009

Hong Kong – Prompt action by frontline cinema staff in Hong Kong cinemas that resulted in the arrest of two women for illegal camcording was today acknowledged and rewarded by the presentation…
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MPA COMPLAINT LEADS TO JAIL FOR CHINA COUPLE SELLING PIRATED HOLLYWOOD MOVIES OVERSEAS

  • 8Dec 2009

Hong Kong / Beijing – After more than two years support for government investigation and aggressive pursuit from the Motion Picture Association (MPA), the owners and operators of a notorious illegal website…
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MPA DRAWS IN CHINA FILM INDUSTRY TO INTENSIFY ANTI-CAMCORDING AWARENESS BEFORE HOLIDAY SEASON

  • 7Dec 2009

Hong Kong/ Beijing – As the busiest movie-going season of the year dawns this December in China, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) continues to take proactive steps to enhance content protection –…
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EMERGING FILMMAKERS TAKE CENTRESTAGE AT SPAA CONFERENCE

  • 18Nov 2009

Hong Kong / Sydney: Five emerging Australian filmmakers have been funded to attend the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) annual conference today under an initiative developed by the Motion Picture Association…
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FILM AND TELEVISION SECTOR CONTRIBUTES $2.5 BILLION TO NEW ZEALAND ECONOMY

  • 16Nov 2009

Hong Kong / Auckland – The country’s burgeoning film and television industry creates nearly 22,000 jobs and contributes an immense NZ$2.5 billion (US$1.85 billion) to the New Zealand economy, a new report…
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