Rewards help to cut H.K. piracy

2 mil pirated discs confiscated since program launch

HONG KONG — The Motion Picture Assn. says that Hong Kong’s whistle-blower reward scheme has cut piracy.

Some 142 arrests have been made and 2 million pirated discs confiscated since the 1998 launch of the program, which provides cash incentives for information leading to the arrest of those who produce, distribute or sell pirated discs. The scheme is administered through the Hong Kong Customs & Excise Dept.

“The support of industry is critical to law enforcement efforts to fight the cancer of piracy that is damaging the health of creative industries in Hong Kong and around the Asia-Pacific region,” said Mike Ellis, the MPA’s senior veep and regional director, Asia-Pacific.

The MPA estimates its member companies lose more than $896 million in revenue a year in the Asia-Pacific region.

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