What is the first movie to show this hard work message at the very end?

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    What movie is this message from? And by very end, you mean the very end of the closing credits? Jan 8, 2017 at 1:07

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The answer you're looking for is Taken 2, released in 2012.

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I didn't know about this message but I found the following article illuminating:

Fox kicks off campaign to educate consumers on economic impact of film and TV.

Fox has begun, with theatrical release of Taken 2, placing end cards on its movies with the message: "The making and legal distribution of this film supported over 14,000 American jobs and involved over 600,000 work hours." The implication is clear: illegal distribution through video piracy puts those jobs at risk.

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    Taken 2 had a budget of $45 million and Liam Neeson was paid $10 million... but the college kid downloading the movie from his dorm room puts all that at risk
    – gillonba
    Feb 15, 2019 at 22:37
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    @gillonba Anti-piracy messages (or propaganda, depending on how appropriate you think such messages are) have been around for decades. Ever heard of "don't copy that floppy" or "home taping is killing music"?
    – JAB
    Feb 15, 2019 at 23:09
  • I'm sure I've seen similar messages before movies, and unless my memory is playing tricks on me, including before this campaign.
    – mattdm
    Feb 16, 2019 at 15:44

Actually i think first appeared on Blue Sky's Epic. It appeared ay the very end of every film from them until Spies in Disguise

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    You mean this film? It was released in 2013, which is a year after the film mentioned in the other answer.
    – Joachim
    May 10, 2021 at 19:46

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