White House To Protect Music And Films
December 16, 2009 at 4:05 AM (PT)
A roundtable discussion in WASHINGTON, D.C. with Cabinet members and executives of industries that produce copyrighted materials had Vice President JOE BIDEN say the U.S. will make a "considerable impact" on the theft of intellectual property -- including films and music -- by coordinating federal enforcement efforts, reports BLOOMBERG NEWS.
"It’s just flat unadulterated theft, and it should be dealt with," BIDEN said. Look for the Justice Department to help train state and local officials to investigate and prevent theft of legally protected material, BIDEN added.
Attorney General ERIC HOLDER said he wants to convene an international meeting about the problem. "The UNITED STATES cannot do this alone," HOLDER said.
Participants in the panel included WMG CEO EDGAR BRONFMAN, UMG Pres. ZACH HOROWITZ, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT CEO MICHAEL LYNTON, WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT CEO BARRY MEYER, VIACOM CEO PHILIPPE DAUMAN and NBC UNIVERSAL CEO JEFFREY ZUCKER,