VSDA PRESIDENT SPEAKS AGAINST MOVIE PIRATES, DUAL FORMATS

LAS VEGAS -- While the video industry continued to grow last year, it faces a threat from movie piracy and a challenge in a looming format war over the successor to DVD, said Bo Andersen, president, Video Software Dealers Association, Encino, Calif., during the group's Home Entertainment 2005 convention late last month."First, the risk to our future from downloading from the Internet is real and explosive.

LAS VEGAS -- While the video industry continued to grow last year, it faces a threat from movie piracy and a challenge in a looming format war over the successor to DVD, said Bo Andersen, president, Video Software Dealers Association, Encino, Calif., during the group's Home Entertainment 2005 convention late last month.

"First, the risk to our future from downloading from the Internet is real and explosive. Second, the risk to our industry in 2005 is the certainty of slowed growth --

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