Hollywood Pressing Congress On 'Stop Online Piracy Act'
December 14, 2011 at 10:28 AM (PT)
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to discuss the Stop Online Piracy Act on THURSDAY, and advertising from CREATIVE AMERICA have hit THE NEW YORK TIMES and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. TOMORROW (12/15) ads will run in THE HILL, ROLL CALL, CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY and POLITICO.
ADAGE reports, "the ad urges members of Congress to pass both the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. In the ad, such piracy is compared with counterfeit medications and other products. The bills' supporters say that stringent measures are needed to curb the pirating of movies, music, books and other types of content."
"Every day, internet criminals use illegal foreign websites to steal from NEW YORK companies and hardworking Americans," the ad reads.
Supporters listed in the ad include ABC, ESPN, SONY MUSIC, TIME WARNER, and about 50 other companies and groups.