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  • A World IP Day video message from HITRECORD founder Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • As online film and TV piracy rates are dropping in Australia, new research shows the number of titles viewed legally surpassed those downloaded or shared illegally for the first time in the last half of last year.
  • Jaron Lanier, a keynote speaker at the WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market from April 20 to 22, 2016, is a Silicon Valley insider, a virtual reality pioneer and one of the most celebrated technology writers in the world. But he is increasingly concerned about today’s online universe. He explains why and what it will take to turn things around.
  • The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and its Academy, and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) Asia Pacific today officially renewed their successful partnership at an event held during the MPA-BFM Film Workshop at the 6th Beijing International Film Festival. Together they launched the 7th round of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund and announced the distinguished film professionals who will be determining the recipients of four script development grants to nurture Asia Pacific stories in November 2016.
  • Senior Chinese and international film industry leaders shared their vision for the next phase of the Chinese film industry April 20 at the Motion Picture Association (MPA) – Beijing Film Market (BFM) Film Workshop held during the Beijing International Film Festival.
  • Driven largely by China, online video revenues across 14 markets in Asia Pacific are projected to rocket from $12.8 billion last year to $35 billion by 2021, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22%, according to a new report.
  • Asia’s domination of the global box office became stronger in 2015, according to the the Motion Picture Association of America’s annual survey of the world’s theatrical business.
  • Blocking access to sites that promote piracy is one of the more controversial enforcement proposals for dealing with online copyright infringement. Many in the entertainment industry have argued that website blocking is an important and necessary strategy to convince consumers to access content through legal channels.
  • Executives from the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA), a key representative of Japan’s film and television industry made up of content providers and copyright-related organizations, met at CinemaCon to renew an agreement to work together to protect artists and creators from around the world
  • Last night, the MPAA joined the New Zealand Embassy and Broad Green Pictures to co-host an educational presentation and screening of James Napier Robertson’s “The Dark Horse” in Washington, D.C. The event showcased New Zealand’s homegrown creativity and talent, while providing a forum to discuss the value of partnerships between the

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