iWorld

Copyright Force finally here to fight online piracy

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/30/rajiv-agarwaal-800x800_0.jpg?itok=EkaWUR1o

NEW DELHI: The Copyright Force is finally here to fight online content piracy, which has been bleeding the Indian content companies, from film, music and TV world, billions of rupees in revenues as pirates have been making hay.

It seems in co-ordinated movements by the Indian government and the industry, plans have been initiated to seriously fight the online piracy menace. While the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), under Commerce Ministry, earlier this week discussed the copyright and piracy issues with stakeholders, industry body FICCI sent out notes to stakeholders to be part of  Copyright Force, a unique cross-industry coalition.

Globally online piracy of content costs trillions of dollars that have prompted several industry organisations to focus specifically on arresting online piracy. According to Dubai-based GO-Gulf, there are $12.5 billion in economic losses each year due to piracy in the music industry alone; 71,060 jobs are lost in the United States every year due to piracy and $2.7 billion in workers’ earnings are lost each year due to online piracy. Interestingly, according to the research, India is ranked 5th (60 per cent) in the Top 10 countries with online piracy, while China tops the list with 91 per cent piracy.

The DIPP meeting of stakeholders, including producers from film and TV industry, was held to discuss issues related to copyright infringement and ways to tackle online piracy. The meeting, chaired DIPP joint secretary Rajiv Aggarwal, not only appreciated efforts being initiated by the Telangana Intellectual Property Crime Unit or TIPCU to curb piracy of copyright protected material, but expressed the need to adopt this model by other states also to check the menace within their respective jurisdiction.

Incidentally, TIPCU is a motivated version of Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), funded by the Intellectual Property Office of the UK and run by the City of London Police with a special focus on offences committed online.

The industry initiative, helmed by FICCI, is on the lines of discussions at DIPP --- to facilitate exchange of global best practices, support platforms that encourage B2G and G2B dialogue and encourage initiatives to promote and protect copyright and possibly take action against offenders, along with law enforcement agencies.

While highlighting the need for a robust copyright eco-system and acknowledging the National IPR Policy was as a step in the right direction, FICCI outlined the objectives of the Copyright Force:

# Highlight vital role that copyright plays in fostering creativity and culture, stimulating investmentsand economic growth, while serving to enhance the competitiveness of industry and business

# Encourage innovation and improved consumer experience through legitimate content delivery platforms

#Address the challenge of piracy that undermines the growth potential of this sector.

The  Copyright Force, which  will bring together leaders in the fields of film, television, music, media, Internet, technology and OTT content delivery platforms, likely to have its first formal meeting sometime in January 2017. Some of the biggest broadcasting companies in India have been part of initial discussion on the formation of Copyright Force.

ALSO READ:

Online pirates beware, Copyright Force on way

Internet included in broadcasting for purpose of Copyright

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/byomkesh.jpg?itok=Y-zgJKg8
Catch the mystery of Satyakam's murder in Byomkesh on Hoichoi

After a massive success of the inaugural season of the first ever web series on Byomkesh, hoichoi, the Bengali entertainment content platform, announced the launch of its Season 2 today. The 1-hour-long first episode of Byomkesh Season 2 will start streaming on hoichoi globally from Saturday,...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/samer_1.jpg?itok=t6yF7ocX
Viu & Nicotex Partner to Launch Adventure Series 'I Can You Can'

Viu announced the launch of its first adventure reality show ‘I Can You Can’ in partnership with Nicotex. The show is produced by BBC, India. With the introduction of this new style of journey-based content, Viu continues to offer fresh and compelling content in a variety of genres.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/14/discovery.jpg?itok=Sqxv9xYa
Discovery to launch digital channels, ties up with telcos

Discovery Communications India (DCIN) is planning to disrupt the digital space with the launch of bespoke direct-to-consumer and mobile-first channels in February 2018. The new mobile-first channels will focus on four core-interest areas—military, girlist, automotive and food. The first two...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/13/netflix_0.jpg?itok=eP3fWaVf
Indians binge watch Netflix faster than global average

India saw a massive rise in Netflix binge-watching this year. Here’s a flashback at the most intriguing streaming moments that defined the platform’s viewership in 2017.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/13/semi.jpg?itok=sqE324qM
Semi-urban connect helps FilterCopy attain top slot on Facebook

MUMBAI: It’s time to pour a nice cup of filter coffee because it’s no small feat to beat a giant like Buzzfeed. According to a report by Vidooly, FilterCopy page ranked top on Facebook with more than 71 million (71,128,760) views in new age entertainment category with 27.4 million (2,743,641)...

iWorld Social Media
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/12/Mukesh-Ambani.jpg?itok=LOJOesz0
RIL to plan IPO for Reliance Jio: Bloomberg

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) may launch the initial public offering (IPO) for Reliance Jio by late 2018 or early 2019 to further challenge the collective might of Airtel and the Idea-Vodafone combine, according to a Bloomberg report. Reliance Jio, which hasn’t made a profit since its official...

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/12/yuutube.jpg?itok=rbwv91hH
Health & beauty YouTube's fastest growing vertical in 2017 for India

YouTube remains the top video entertainment hub – with over 225 million Indian smartphone users, using the app every month. India also reached not one, but two major YouTube milestone this year, with 200 channels now crossing the one million subscriber mark and three channels achieving 10 million...

iWorld Video On Demand
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/12/Manav_Sethi_0.jpg?itok=KqWggyLS
Regional content on ALTBalaji to constitute 15% of show hours

MUMBAI: The year 2017 has witnessed the phenomenal growth of regional languages, such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi and Bengali, over Hindi and English. OTT players like ALTBalaji, Viu, Amazon, SonyLIV, Voot, Hotstar, Netflix, and YuppTV have taken a deep dive into offering...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/11/manav.jpg?itok=RDQizBci
Mastiii and PEN tie-up for win-win deal

Mastiii is all set to make a mark in the mobile app industry. The channel will soon expand its digital footprint via an exclusive content association with PEN India and will be available on its latest, Bollywood Times Mobile App, a one-stop destination for entertainment needs starting 9 December...

iWorld Over The Top Services

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories