20th Century Fox: Blame CanadaPaul, · Categories: General
Can it be true?
Are 50% of the world’s pirated movies coming (not movies featuring pirates) from Canada?
A nation of only 33 million people obviously very busy, camcorder obcesssed people (nearly 18% of whom are under 14 years old)?
Canada.com reports that being bilingual is one thing that makes Canada a pirate hot spot (even though “pirate” and “hot spot” are not terms I’d associate with Canada).
As much as 50 per cent of the world’s pirated movies come from Canada, prompting the film industry to threaten to delay the release of new titles in this country.
According to an investigation by Twentieth Century Fox, most of the illegal recording, or “camcording,” is taking place in Montreal movie houses, taking advantage of bilingual releases and lax copyright laws.