Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 17:08
Film producer Mya Aye has settled last week his lawsuit against those responsible for the illegal release of the movie Mommy Shein.
Mommy Shein, released in 2009, received positive feedback from the audience. However, bootleg copies came out at the same time it was screening in local cinemas prompting the producer to file a case.
“The problem started when film director Nyi Nyi Tun Lwin brought home a coloured copy of the DVD screener although he was only allowed to take the black and white copy. The director cannot remember where he put the DVD screener or who he gave it to. So, when the pirated copies came out, they have to be held accountable for their carelessness in protecting the film,” said Mya Aye of Country Star Film Production.
Last week, the Myanmar Motion Picture Organisation arranged a meeting with the people involved to discuss the lawsuit that has been ongoing for over two years.
Mya Aye said the film director has apologised for his mistake and agreed to compensate for court costs.
Piracy has been causing millions of dollars in losses for the entertainment industry, thus, industry players have requested the government last month to amend the law and incorporate provisions for imprisonment and fine for pirates.
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