Pirate Movie Cammers Plagued UK Cinemas After COVID Shut Them Down
Protecting movies from piracy during their theatrical windows is an industry priority but week in and week out, ‘cammed’ copies stubbornly appear online. This summer several unusually good copies were linked to cinemas in the UK, where ‘camming’ can result in a prison sentence. Logically, camming should be incredibly rare, but that’s certainly not the case, far from it.
When movies are recorded directly from cinema screens, the resulting pirate copy is known as a ‘cam’, regardless of the device used – camcorder or otherwise.
The terms camming, camcording, cammer, and other variations are not exclusive to movie piracy circles though; those paid to monitor and crack down on pirates use them a lot too.
In a report to the USTR in early 2022, the International Intellectual Property Alliance used similar terms more than 130 times when calling out China, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, and other countries for not doing enough to prevent in-cinema recording (pdf).
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