‘Slumdog Millionaire’ to top counterfeit market,say experts

‘Slumdog’ is set to become one of the most counterfeited movies of all time,experts have warned.

Written by Agencies | London | Published: February 11, 2009 12:39 pm

Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’,a rags-to-riches story of a Mumbai street boy,is set to become one of the most counterfeited movies of all time,anti-piracy experts have warned.

The black market of DVD is flooded with illegal copies of the film,which won seven British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) on Sunday and is still running packed in cinema halls.

In the UK,the film,currently is the highest grosser. But pirate versions are already being sold in London for 1 pound to 2.50 pounds each,a report in a city based tabloid ‘London Lite’ claimed yesterday.

Eddy Leviten of the Federation of Copyright Theft said that “Any new release is camcordered and duplicated straightaway. But ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ has real global mass appeal and is going to be targeted on another level.”

He said “It is a film that has used some relatively unknown talents on a modest budget and all those who worked on it deserve not be cheated.”

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