Hollywood and Bollywood Announce Toll Free To Combat Piracy

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that movie moguls in both Hollywood and Bollywood are joining forces to fight movie piracy, using a toll free telephone number. The recently formed group between Hollywood and Bollywood to battle piracy will now be known as the Alliance Against Copyright Theft, and this week announced a toll free anti-piracy hotline. The  AACT will launch the toll free hotline to report piracy. The anti-piracy hotline will allow people to register their piracy complaints without revealing their identity by calling the toll free phone number.

Sometimes Toll Free Numbers Are Retired

When an 800 number is disconnected, it goes into what is referred to as the aging process. After several months, it becomes available for use on the 800 Service Management System (SMS/800) database and is up for grabs. The good retired numbers go fast. But the overall percentage of retired numbers is quite low because toll free service is so effective and profitable that businesses, organizations, and non-profits who secure a 1-800 number tend to hold onto it. Even those who take a break from their businesses often hang onto their numbers indefinitely. It costs so little to keep a toll free number that they decide to retain their favored phone number for future use.