Photo by Spider Photography

Photo by Spider Photography

By Robin Sax This article originally appeared on Psychology Today. I am a lawyer and I love movies.  You may be thinking, “Of course. That makes sense – what else does an attorney do to unwind?” While I do love zoning out watching other people’s lives unfold via movies, these two parts... Read more

Photo by Mark Carrel

Photo by Mark Carrel

By Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang As researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, we are primarily concerned with data and evidence. Unfortunately, when it comes to piracy and its impact on creative artists, we’ve discovered that data and evidence can frequently be obscured by opinion and ideology. A significant portion... Read more

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Photo by Ezume Images

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 is World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, a day to celebrate the important role that creativity and artistic expression play in our cultural and economic life. This year’s theme is “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined.” To celebrate, we are joining the President and the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator... Read more

CreativeFuture was part of a joint statement issued today by creative industry groups voicing their opposition to the Federal Communications Commission’s Set-Top Box Proposal, which aims to unlock the set-top box and make it susceptible to third-party applications that facilitate piracy. In addition to CreativeFuture, other groups lending their name to the joint... Read more

Photo by Adam Reynolds

Photo by Adam Reynolds

Some years ago, I wrote and self-published a book for filmmakers called “Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build.” As I was the publisher, I was neck deep in the sales and distribution of the book. The first edition sold extremely well (this was the only book of its kind... Read more

By: Gale Anne Hurd This article originally appeared in USA Today.  FCC set-top box proposal will make zombies of your favorite TV shows. Back in December of 2013, I attended Variety’s Content Protection Summit and delivered what turned out to be a pretty prophetic statement: “There’s a mistaken belief by many of my... Read more

Photo by Dustin Stanton

Photo by Dustin Stanton

A couple of months ago, we launched our Stand Creative Series to put faces to the names of creatives who have shared their stories about the for-profit digital theft of their creative works. We collected these stories to help us make an important point to the U.S. Copyright Office. The... Read more

This past December, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a request for public comment on the effectiveness of Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The purpose of this request is for the Copyright Office to “consider the costs and burdens of the notice-and-takedown process on large- and small-scale copyright... Read more

Photo by Dean Ray

Photo by Dean Ray

I produced The Bill Collector with actor Danny Trejo from Machete and Undaunted starring Allen Williamson from Abduction with Taylor Lautner. The Bill Collector had great success with its theatrical worldwide release. After some time, I got a call from the FBI stating that the film had been pirated by... Read more