U.K. ad attacks video pirates

Mallalieu, Ben
August 1995
Hollywood Reporter;8/29/95, Vol. 338 Issue 37, pI-1
Trade Publication
Reports on the commercial advertisement of the British motion picture industry concerning the dangers of buying pirated videos. Focus on the connection of piracy and organized crime; Proceeds of money from pirated videos; Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) as commercial producer.


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