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This Week on the Copyright Alliance Blog - Week of April 19, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

April 20th – Senators Demand Answers on Chinese IP Infringement
Patrick Ross, Executive Director, The Copyright Alliance

Kudos to Senate Finance Committee leaders for calling on a key governmental agency to produce two detailed reports on Chinese infringement of copyright and other IP rights. Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) wrote ( Shara Aranoff, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, on Monday, calling for the reports.

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April 21st – USTR Continues Transparency on ACTA
Patrick Ross, Executive Director, The Copyright Alliance

As promised, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office released today the draft text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which it is negotiating with numerous trading partners, all of which are committed under international treaties and their own legal systems to enforcement of IP rights.

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In Syn©: updates on innovation in the copyright community
April 22nd – New Friendship between Pandora and Facebook

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Members of the Copyright Alliance include: Advertising Photographers of America; American Federation of Musicians; American Federation of Television & Radio Artists; American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; American Society of Media Photographers; Association of American Publishers; Association of Independent Music Publishers; AT&T; Broadcast Music, Inc.; Business Software Alliance; CBS Corporation; Church Music Publishers Association; Directors Guild of America; Entertainment Software Association; Graphic Artists Guild; Langley Productions; Magazine Publishers of America; Motion Picture Association of America; National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR); National Association of Broadcasters; National Collegiate Athletic Association; National Music Publishers' Association; National Basketball Association Properties, Inc.; NBC Universal; News Corporation; Newspaper Association of America; Picture Archive Council of America; PPL and VPL; Professional Photographers of America; Professional School Photographers Association; Recording Industry Association of America; Reed Elsevier; SESAC; Software & Information Industry Association; Sony Pictures Entertainment; Time Warner; Universal Music Group; Viacom; The Walt Disney Company; Writers Guild of America, West.

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