Anti Piracy Press Meet
An anti-piracy press meet was held today (September 15, 2012) in Hyderabad in which Ashok Kumar, Vikram, Vivek Kuchibotla, Vijayendra Reddy and others participated. The anti-piracy press meet was held on the occasion of arresting a 19 year old Alluri Venkata Ashok Varma for delivering pirated movies like the recently released ‘Sudigadu’ and ‘Shirdi Sai’.
President of Anti-piracy Cell Rajkumar said, “The 19 year old Venkat Ashok Varma, who is studying B.Tech was pirating movies through camcard right from the age of 14. ‘Shirdi Sai’ movie was released on 6th September and was pirated by him on 10th Septmeber and released in the market in the form of CDs. Similarly he posted this film in 103 websites. However we caught him with the help of AVPC police and took 75 websites under our custody due to which we have stopped 52,000 viewers from downloading this film. Apart from this, we have also seized 23,000 piracy movie CDs belonging to different languages from him. Such kind of acts at this very young age is very dangerous for one’s future. The parents should know their responsibilities and control their children accordingly. They should be aware of what their children are doing outside. Due to such people the film industry is incurring loss in crores of rupees. The people should also cooperate with us regarding piracy. We also thank the police department for giving us their support.”
In the end Ashok Kumar burnt all 23,000 CDs at Film Chamber office in Hyderabd.