London School of Econ & Policy Study Shows File-Sharing HELPS Creative Industries

Source: TorrentFreak.com by Ernesto, Founder & EIC

“The London School of Economics and Political Science has released a new policy brief urging the UK Government to look beyond the lobbying efforts of the entertainment industry when it comes to future copyright policy. According to the report there is ample evidence that file-sharing is helping, rather than hurting the creative industries. The scholars call on the Government to look at more objective data when deciding on future copyright enforcement policies.”

Read the full article Piracy Isn’t Killing the Entertainment Industry, Scholars Say, at TorrentFreak.com

?ollywood: The Real Deal on Film in India

*Excerpt from law student firm simulation post in my Entertainment Law Spring 2012 Class.*

Byline: Written by Ami Patel. Upon graduation, Ms. Patel plans on working in the field of corporate law focusing on franchises, copyright licensing, distribution and trademark.

“Most people have heard about Hollywood. It’s that magical place in southern California with the big sign, bright lights, and movie stars. On the other hand, not that many people have heard of Bollywood. No, that’s not a typo; it’s Bollywood. Bollywood refers to a portion of the Indian film industry. What do these two conglomerates have in common? Maybe more than you may think.

Whereas Hollywood refers to almost all the movies made in the United States, Bollywood refers to just a portion of the movies made in India. Bollywood films are more similar to musicals than American movies are. There is an emphasis placed on song and dance with a storyline
intertwined between the two. All these different elements cause Bollywood movies to be around three hours long.”

Read the complete article ?ollywood: The Real Deal on Film in India”.