In the opening ceremonies of the 2007 SIFE National Exposition in Dallas, the Belmont University SIFE team won the grand prize of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) anti-piracy public service announcement (PSA) competition, as selected by the deans of the USC and UCLA film schools. The Belmont PSA video distinguished itself from more than 40 entries from other SIFE teams. Belmont SIFE team member Mark Ahlberg wrote, directed and produced the PSA. The MPAA plans to showcase the Belmont PSA throughout a number of forums, including the MPAA Web site and in-house movie screenings.
The Belmont video focuses on the idea of “file sharing” as a harmless activity while highlighting the ethical questions involved. The SIFE team also created a Web site, FileSharingFacts.com that contains answers to frequently asked questions about file sharing compiled by Dr. David Moser, associate professor in Belmont’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business.
Click here to watch the Belmont SIFE anti-piracy PSA.