If the MPAA is so worried about Canadian media pirates, how come only half of Hollywood’s current crap-fest has been copyrighted here?

I conducted a review of the top 10 grossing U.S. films as of last week.  At the moment, only half have Canadian copyright registrations.

Top 10 U.S. Grossing Movies (2009) Canadian Copyright Registration
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen No
Up Yes
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince No
The Hangover No
Star Trek No
Monsters Vs. Aliens No
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Yes
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Yes
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Yes
Fast and Furious No

The MPAA/CMPDA has emphasized the need for stronger border measures and customs seizures, all of which shifts the cost of enforcement from the Hollywood studios to the Canadian taxpayer.

Oh, so that’s why…

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