CreativeFuture CEO Ruth Vitale wrote to President Joseph Biden, urging his administration to keep the creative industry in his administration’s sights. The letter also recognizes Vice President Kamala Harris’ familiarity with copyright issues through her experience as California’s Attorney General. Coinciding with the letter to the Biden Administration was a separate letter with similar messaging, addressed to the new US Congress.
“At a time when many are still unable to work, piracy is cutting into the already reduced legitimate revenue streams from our creations, exacerbating our economic challenges,” said Ms. Vitale. “We hope that as our President, your team will build upon your ongoing commitment to strong copyright protection as a bedrock element of American domestic and foreign policy and will help us to combat commercial piracy in the United States and around the globe,” she wrote.
Read the letter from CreativeFuture to Biden
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Why it matters
The turn of the American presidential administration and new Congress presents advocates with new opportunities to state their priorities, in hope that the administration will itself give them priority treatment.