VSDA'S ANDERSEN: FILE SHARING THREATENS VIDEO TRADE

LAS VEGAS -- Software piracy in the form of online file sharing is the greatest threat to the video industry's future, said Bo Andersen, president, Video Software Dealers Association, Encino, Calif., speaking at the association's Home Entertainment 2003 show here late last month.The prevalence of video rental may limit the file sharing of movies because of its low cost and convenience, Andersen noted,

LAS VEGAS -- Software piracy in the form of online file sharing is the greatest threat to the video industry's future, said Bo Andersen, president, Video Software Dealers Association, Encino, Calif., speaking at the association's Home Entertainment 2003 show here late last month.

The prevalence of video rental may limit the file sharing of movies because of its low cost and convenience, Andersen noted, adding that the industry cannot expect the courts to provide a full answer.

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