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Star Wars producer fears Net movie downloads will mean movie industry collapse
By Jon Newton, p2pnet.net
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2002-11-17
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Source: p2pnet.net - November 14, 2002

By 2005, you'll be able to readily download perfect copies of the latest movies using the same p2p apps blamed by the music industry for declines in CD sales, says Star Wars producer Rick McCallum.

And if big budget movie-makers don't face the problem now, they could face total collapse within three years, warned McCallum.

Quoted by Australia's news.com.au from a story in The Australian, McCallum apparently said the drive to protect movie copyright needed to be, "as concentrated an international event as the war on terrorism" said McCallum, who is at Sydney's Fox Studios. He was in Australia to oversee pre-production work on Star Wars Episode Three.

He had "no idea" how the threat would be tackled but said if the movie industry faced the internet challenge successfully, it would benefit from the introduction of high definition cinema.


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