The Motion PictureAssociation (MPA) and
As part of the settlementterms, TS, a group of home video companies with over 20 retail outlets in
"TS has been blatantlypassing off pirated products as legitimate parallel imports and chargingconsumers the legitimate price over a long period of time," says Alliancemanaging director Tan Poh Lam, adding that he is currently working with severalcopyright owners to decide what appropriate action to take for another batch ofinfringed titles.
While MPA estimates that itsmember companies lose US$896 million in potential revenue to piracy annually inAsia Pacific, parallel imports have also emerged as a serious threat to
According to an industrysurvey conducted last year, up to 67% of the respondents can't tell thedifference between parallel imports and pirated/licensed products.