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A broad coalition of more than 350 leaders of Hollywood’s creative community has sent a letter to every member of the newly installed Congress asking for a stronger American copyright system.
Among other actions, the letter from CreativeFuture implored the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to hold internet companies accountable for the widespread presence of illicit content on their platforms.
The letter stressed that the core copyright industries are an important economic driver for the United States, and that the piracy of copyrighted works has increased rapidly during the pandemic.
“If not for copyright, the people who make up our creative communities would not be able to put food on their tables,” says Ruth Vitale, CEO of CreativeFuture. Vitale and numerous other members of Hollywood’s creative community signed the letter.
“Strong and effective copyright is not partisan. It benefits our entire country,” the letter stated. “Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative or libertarian, our nation’s creatives and our creative economy ask for and deserve your support.”
CreativeFuture is a nonprofit coalition of more than 560 companies and organizations and more than 260,000 individuals from film, television, music, book publishing, photography and other creative industries.
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