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Village Roadshow recently announced losses of $6.71 Million - double the previous year - alongside a new five point plan to fight piracy which takes aim at 40 more torrent sites, and individuals.

Is now a good time to mention The Lego Batman Movie, the Villiage Roadshow film made right here in Australia by Animal Logic, has been in US cinemas since 10 February? We get it on 30 March.

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Australian researchers looked at box office revenue in six countries both before and after they introduced 'three strike' policy legislation targeting piracy, and found no consistent evidence that it produced better box office revenues in any of the markets.

Since one of the main reasons for these laws is to increase sales, the researchers are questioning if they should be implemented at all.

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A day and a half — or less. That's how long there is until Amazon's new show The Grand Tour comes out, streaming on Amazon Prime. When do we get it in Australia? Not for at least another couple of weeks.

Two months — or more. That's how long there is until the BBC's visually stunning Planet Earth II airs in Australia, on standard definition free-to-air TV.

I want to watch both these shows, a lot. But I can't. Unless I pirate them, or use a VPN.

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Even if you don't know Graham Burke's name, you know his work. As the co-founder of Village Roadshow, he's directly responsible for films like The Lego Movie, Mad Max: Fury Road and Happy Feet. He's also a strident and outspoken campaigner for the interests of copyright holders, especially when it comes to the topic of online piracy. Burke is never short of a controversial comment, and has just given a rousing and speech to the 71st Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast. Here it is.