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Mar 13, 2014 Press Release

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.

Feb 20, 2014 Press Release

SANTA MONICA, CA – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Creative Rights Caucus, joined music creators and Recording Academy members for the first ever town hall in preparation of Grammy’s on the Hill. Rep. Chu advocated for an increased music creator presence on Capitol Hill, and released the following statement:

Nov 20, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Howard Coble(R-NC) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) welcomed the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) to Capitol Hill for a special performance and panel discussion focused on changes to the outdated licensing system in today's digital landscape.

Nov 7, 2013 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) released the following statement about her fellow Creative Rights Caucus co-Chair Howard Coble’s (R-NC) announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2014.

Sep 18, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) joined MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd, along with Reps. Howard Coble (R-NC), Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to release the results of a new study examining the role search engines play in introducing audiences to infringing TV shows and movies online.  Rep. Chu released the following statement:

Jul 16, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the White House Office of the IP Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), joined forces with the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAV) and leading ad networks, including Google, AOL, Yahoo!, and Microsoft) announced their participation in a set of voluntary Best Practices and Guidelines for Ad Networks to Address Piracy and Counterfeiting.

Jun 20, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Obama Administration released its 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Co-Chair of the Congressional Creative Rights Caucus, released the following statement:
Mar 19, 2013 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) and Howard Coble (NC-06), Co-Chairs of the newly formed Congressional Creative Rights Caucus (CRC), announced  31 members have joined their new effort to safeguard creative and intellectual property. The bipartisan caucus includes Members from 12 states, spanning both ends of the political spectrum. 


In The News

Feb 22, 2013 In The News

Representatives Howard Coble (R-NC) and Judy Chu (D-CA) and have launched the new Creative Rights Caucus to help educate members of Congress as well as the public on the importance of protecting the rights of the creative community. 

Feb 21, 2013 In The News

Here’s some great news from Capitol Hill that should be music to ASCAP members’ ears: on February 20th, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) and Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, launched the new bi-partisan Congressional Creative Rights Caucus for the 113th Congress.