The Walt Disney Co. has worked overtime to ensure that digital pirates and counterfeiters don’t steal its profits from the recent release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the seventh movie in the storied space saga.
Disney, which acquired the Star Wars franchise through its $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. in 2012, is mounting the “greatest anti-piracy effort in the history of cinema,” according to The Independent, to ensure that trademarked images and copyrighted scenes from the new film don’t fall into the wrong hands. The British newspaper reported that the media giant’s global anti-piracy efforts involve state-of-the-art use of encrypted files, digital keys and even movie theater patrols wearing night vision goggles.
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