Piracy Security & Investigations
In Canada, movie piracy is a huge problem. The Motion Picture Association (MPAA) defines movie piracy as “the unauthorized downloading, recording, taking, copying or use of copyright material without permission.” The history of movie piracy is tangled up in ever-advancing technologies. Video equipment, DVDs and the Internet have all played a part in the illegal trade of films. Movie piracy hurts Canada’s economy, consumers, actors, producers and the movie industry. The International Intellectual Property Alliance estimated that as of 2008, just in the United States, $1.3 billion (USD) was lost from movie piracy acts. The movie industry, plus home video and television programming, are huge components of Canadian economic assets. GPS Security Group implements a multi-layered approach for public and private audience screenings to stop movie piracy which includes advanced investigations. GPS Security maintains and operates state-of-the-art equipment and technology such as X Ray glasses.