In The News

Sep 11, 2014 In The News

Titled "Beyond the Red Carpet: Movie and TV Magic Day," the Wednesday night event was billed as an industry showcase that featured various booths and exhibits at the Cannon House Office in the nation's capitol. 

Sep 10, 2014 In The News

The mix may have shades of a mini-ComicCon, but the intent is to get the message across to visiting lawmakers that the industry is a wellspring of jobs for creative professionals. To underscore the point, there will be a touchscreen from the MPAA in which a member of Congress (or their staffers) can see how much production is going on in their home state.

Mar 13, 2014 In The News

Christine Filipak is a graphic designer and background vocalist for the popular band Nox Arcana. In a perfect world, she would pour all of her energy into her music — instead, she acts as a de facto copyright enforcer for her band.

Nov 21, 2013 In The News

ASCAP sent their heavy-hitters to Washington, D.C., for a panel discussion on music licensing in today's digital landscape.

Nov 20, 2013 In The News

Intellectual property is big business. Copyright industries added over $1 trillion in value to the U.S. economy in a single year, accounting for almost 6.5% of the total U.S. GDP in 2012. That's according to a new study out from the International Intellectual Property Alliance® (they include that registered trademark symbol just in case you decide to pirate their catchy name).

Nov 19, 2013 In The News

We represent districts on opposite coasts with varying political views, but there is one thing on which we can agree: in North Carolina and California, we depend on a strong community of creators and innovators to spur job growth and drive our economy.  

Nov 9, 2013 In The News
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.) was in fighting spirit when she stopped by the American Film Market this weekend, talking to industry execs and pledging to do battle on two key fronts: to make Section 181 permanent and to combat “horrible” piracy.
Nov 9, 2013 In The News

Chu spoke with TheWrap about what she learned from SOPA and why we need a permanent federal tax credit.

Since the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act, better known as SOPA, congresswoman Judy Chu has intensified her efforts to eradicate piracy. To succeed, Chu and her allies in the entertainment industry need to win the public back.

Jul 30, 2013 In The News

The incomparable Beyoncé appeared at the Verizon Center on July 29 and July 30, and among the songs she performed was one of her latest hits, “Love on Top.” What may be surprising to the crowd is that Beyoncé did not write “Love on Top” entirely on her own.