Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Optical Disc Law to check piracy and the creation of a National Centre for Excellence in Animation

Govt of India is examining a draft Optical Disc Law to check piracy in the film sector according to Smt. Asha Swarup , Secretary, (I&B), in her remarks at the “India – The Big Picture Conference 2007”, organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Panaji ,Goa today. The draft law has been prepared by the members of film sector at the initiative of Government of India. The Government is encouraging digital exhibition as it helps access the market easily, she added. Mrs Asha Swarup said that the Government is attempting to enhance the benefits relating to custom duty also for this sector as digitalization reduces the cost of distribution of films and also helps films in reaching B and C category centres very fast, besides acting as a deterrent to piracy. Shri B. D. Garga ,veteran film historian from Goa , was felicitated at the event. Chief Minister of Goa , Shri Digambar Kamat who attended the function, appreciated the role of CII .

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