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Digital Theft News & Information Archive
July 7, 2011 Praise for Copyright Alerts
AFTRA National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth said, “The new Copyright Alerts system and the Center for Copyright Information will play an important role in AFTRA’s mission to fight against digital theft"
June 16, 2011 Judiciary OKs Commercial Felony Streaming Act
AFTRA and its sister unions and guilds commended the Senate Judiciary Committee for passage of the Commercial Felony Streaming Act.
May 26, 2011 Senate Judiciary passes PROTECT IP Act
In a joint statement, AFTRA, along with AFM, DGA, IATSE, the Teamsters and SAG commended the Senate Judiciary Committee on passing the PROTECT IP Act.
May 24, 2011 Free Speech and The IP Act
Nation’s leading free speech expert, Floyd Abrams, tells Senators Leahy, Grassley and Hatch that the Protect IP Act does not violate the First Amendment
May 12, 2011 PROTECT IP Act
AFM, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, SAG and Teamsters released a statement in support of legislation will give U.S. law enforcement agencies much needed and far more effective tools to fight the growth of those who knowingly trafficking in stolen content.
April 4, 2011 Unions comment on IP theft
AFTRA, DGA, IATSE and SAG released a statement today in conjunction with a news conference in Washington D.C., lead by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, denouncing Internet theft and pushing for legislation to protect the industry.
September 20, 2010 Combating Online Infringement
AFTRA, along with the DGA, IATSE and SAG, issued a joint statement applauding the introduction of a bill designed to combat online infringement and counterfeits.
June 22, 2010 Joint Statement on IPEC Report
AFTRA, DGA, IATSE and SAG today released a statement regarding the release of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement.
May 7, 2010 Would You Steal A Donut?
"Label Letter" explains the impact of copyright theft on entertainment industry union members.
March 24, 2010 White House Urged to Protect IP
Industry labor groups urged the Federal Government Wednesday to bolster its efforts to protect intellectual property and protect the jobs and wages lost because of content theft.
December 15, 2009 AFTRA, Unions Meet with Biden
AFTRA, DGA, IATSE and SAG met with Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday to discuss intellectual property rights and piracy.
September 25, 2009 Joint Statement Regarding White House Nomination of Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 25, 2009) – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), Screen Actors Guild...

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