Please Give in the Fight Against Film Piracy:
Veritas 281 protects copyrighted filmed and sound recorded material from infringement. We research, identify and report copyright violations on the Internet, provide estimates of the resultant total loss of revenue, and delete the search engine links which promote copyright theft.
Piracy harms the entertainment industry by corroding the revenue generated from theatrical, broadcast, and home video sales. It affects the artists and technicians – actors, directors, writers, sound engineers, editors, set designers, and builders – whose collective efforts make productions possible.
The affect on the public is significant. Faced with theft, film studios must limit the number of annual productions, charge higher rental fees to theater chains, and reduce the chain's profit participation margin. Theater owners pass this on to audiences through higher ticket prices, concession costs and reduced staff.
On television, rising costs attributed to piracy have forced networks to assign higher licensing fees, which forces cable providers to charge increased monthly rates. Networks charge more for commercials, which causes advertisers to demand higher ratings performance.
The impact on the recording industry has been devastating. Music files are particularly vulnerable to piracy due to a swift ease of uploading to, and downloading from, the Internet. The legitimate digital sales, while encouraging, have not covered the overwhelming loss.
Veritas combines a passion for Internet research and data gathering with an equally consuming passion for the entertainment industry. We are a powerful ally in the battle against copyright infringement. To date, we have identified violations totaling $339,783,853.65 in lost revenue.