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AFM Statement On Intellectual Property Protection March 29, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Intellectual Properties.
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As part of efforts to enact the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (PRO-IP Act), AFM helped to lobby for the creation of a new position, the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), within the executive branch. The IPEC is responsible for coordinating intellectual property policy across federal agencies and reporting to the President on intellectual property enforcement programs.

AFM continues to work with other entertainment unions to keep IPEC informed. Most recently, AFM signed onto a letter with AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, and SAG, in response to IPEC’s request for public comments concerning the development of a strategic plan against intellectual property infringement. The unions submitted a statement from the AFL-CIO Executive Council in support of efforts to combat piracy.

Additionally, AFM is a member of the Copyright Alliance, a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to the value of copyright as an agent for creativity, jobs and growth. The Copyright Alliance also submitted comments to IPEC regarding the strategic plan development.

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