Magazine article Screen International

Rio Market: Top Brazil Producer Demands Joint Action on Piracy

Magazine article Screen International

Rio Market: Top Brazil Producer Demands Joint Action on Piracy

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Brazil's soft anti-piracy laws and lack of coordinated policy on content theft need to be redressed urgently in light of chronic abuses, Total Entertainment CEO and Festival do Rio executive Walkiria Barbosa told delegates at a piracy panel on Monday (10).

Speaking at the Rio Market, where it emerged that in 2010 piracy amounting to 4bn Reals cost the federal government 1bn Reals in taxable income, Barbosa said: "Unfortunately the Justice Ministry's not doing anything. Together with the government we must change the law in Brazil."

The executive's blunt declaration summed up the essence of a lengthy panel session in which a handful of speakers discussed the issue of ongoing global intellectual property theft.

Leonardo Racauchi of the Argentinean Chamber Of Exhibitors told attendees that piracy accounted for 1bn pesos in his country and referred to "an exponential growth based on the lack of consumer knowledge."

José Werner of Dannemann Siemsen, a Brazilian attorney who is director of intellectual property advocacy group Angardi, called for extra safeguards against piracy prior to a film's release.

Werner cited as good practice the arrangement on Fox's local language hit Assalto Ao Banco Central, where Google agreed to remove links to sites selling illegal versions of the film ahead of its release.

Eric Walter, secretary-general of Hadopi, the French government agency named after the controversial Creation And Internet anti-piracy law, said 18 months after the body was set up there was still much to learn about consumer habits. …

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