RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The increase in internet connections has brought benefits and convenience to Brazilians, but has been associated with a serious side effect in the field of copyrights: the growth of audiovisual piracy.
According to the most recent estimates by the Brazilian Cinema Agency (ANCINE), annual losses are projected at R$9.7 (US$1.8) billion for the pay-TV market, R$3.9 billion for the film and series segment, and R$2 billion in tax revenue. And the rate is growing: in the pay TV sector alone, losses have been mounting between R$700 million . . .