Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce has set up an Anti
Piracy committee earlier to curb piracy. From today the committee
has started an Anti Piracy Cell that will work towards the
eradication of Pirated Video CDs.
about the specialized Cell, K S Rama Rao said, "The
government has taken steps and is looking into the matter
of video piracy, but the producers council also wants to take
an active part in this. So, we set up a particular Anti Video
Piracy Cell that will operate from Hyderabad and bring all
those accused to justice."
Shyam Prasad Reddy who is the acting Chairman of the Anti
Piracy Committee elaborated on the operations of the Cell.
He said, "The Cell has come into operation from yesterday,
we have started to receive calls from all over the state about
the various piracy CDs in circulation. Our plans are to completely
eradicate video piracy by the end of at least the next two
further he said, "We are also planning to legitimize
all the VCD parlors in the state, so that they have no need
to distribute pirated VCDs. But before that it will take at
least another 4-6 weeks to get this act under Preventive Detention
act. This does not mean that only the video shops will be
checked, we are also going to find the source and try to weed
it out with the roots."
organizational structure of the Cell was also elaborated,
"A main head quarter is at the office premises of Film
Chamber of Commerce, here we also have a Legal Department,
and this will be headed by a retired Magistrate and will help
us in the legal matters. We also have started a Control Room
that is being headed by a few retired police officers who
have actually worked in the control room. There are going
to be six sub divisions in six different areas, Hyderabad
region, Cyberabad region, Warangal region, Vijayawada region,
Vishakapatnam region, Ananthapur region."
one who has information about pirated CDs, can call us on
the toll free number: 1600 4250111, or on the mobile number:
98487-27272. These lines are open from 9 am to 9 pm."
Reddy, a retired SP who is heading the Anti Piracy Cell
said, "We have started this organization with one purpose
that is to eradicate video piracy totally, but for this we
need the help of people and the media. With help from them
it is going to be much easier to bring down piracy."
is going to take us some time, a minimum of three months to
go ahead in full steam. But we are also trying to see to it
that cases of this nature are dealt with on a fast pace and
the culprits are brought to quick justice. We promise to eradicate
video piracy totally very soon."
information about pirated CDs call: 1600
4250111 (Toll Free) or 98487-27272