STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Telangana to Block Sites Promoting Film Piracy

Published: 29th October 2015 04:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2015 04:44 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: In a bid to curb the menace of film piracy, the Telangana government has decided to block all online websites that promote film piracy.

Expressing his concern over the growing menace, IT minister K T Rama Rao asked the service providers to block online websites which upload pirated movies. Responding to the appeal by Rama Rao, the service providers urged the state government to give suitable instructions officially in this regard.

anu.jpgThe decision was taken after a meeting of film personalities, service providers and IT officials convened by minister Rama Rao on online film piracy at the Secretariat here on Wednesday.

The film producers complained that the Telugu film industry was losing crores of rupees due to online piracy. “Online piracy is posing a grave threat to the film industry,” the producers said.

Members of the film fraternity briefed the minister about the measures taken by the governments of England and other European countries to curb online film piracy and wanted the state government to take similar measures.

Rama Rao assured the film industry that the State government would take all necessary measures according to the existing IT Act. The minister said he would also write to the Central government on the online piracy. Rama Rao suggested to film producers to create awareness about the menace of piracy.

Speaking to reporters later, leading film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu said the Telugu film industry has incurred a loss of Rs 350 crore during the last nine months due to online film piracy.

He said there were close to 200 websites promoting online film piracy. The film industry in the country has lost Rs 1,500 crore to Rs 2,000 crore because of online piracy, he claimed.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp