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No Copyright Infringement Here

Here is some refreshing news- the film Jackass 2.5 will be available for free viewing on-line between December 19-31. Stories like file sharing, ripping CD, illegal hosting and downloading raises issues of copyright infringement and piracy.

Paramount pictures have made a smart move by hosting the film for free even if it is only for a limited time, something like a sneak preview which will be supported by ad revenues. It could turn out to be a double win, apart from the ad revenue this could also create an advertising buzz for the film itself so that once the two weeks are over people will be paying money to watch it.

Authors and singers give away hard copies and digital format of books and CD’s for free which only creates more publicity for the creator. This is one solution to combating piracy for it’s the old saying “the more you give the more you get.”

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December 13, 2007 - Posted by | Copyright, Piracy

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