A group of top Tollywood producers recently interacted with US officials to understand the Intellectual Properties Rights in the US to curb web piracy as most servers that support online piracy are operated from the US.
The Telugu producers group interacted with United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Deputy Under Secretary Teresa Stanek Rea, First Secretary of Intellectual Property Kalpana Reddy and others on ways to stop illegal downloads.
The producers requested the US authorities to take action on immigrant Indians who are downloading films hours after they are released. Recently, there was rampant piracy of the films Dookudu, Oosaravelli and Kandireega.
A delegation of Tollywood producers will also go to the US to finalise the anti-piracy regulations. They will also explore actions to be taken in the Us to curb web piracy of Telugu films.