A2IM has been actively working with our partners in the creator community speaking out on our need for government support where it concerns rampant commercial infringements of copyright and policing those websites that benefit from the use of unlicensed music without compensating the creators of that music. We’ve even issued CALLS TO ACTION to our members urging independents to contact IPEC and be heard on the importance of protecting the value of music.
To update you on the progress of these efforts we’re sharing with you the First Annual Report on Intellectual Property Enforcement from the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (“IPEC”) Victoria Espinel. Amongst the initiatives Ms. Espinel reports on she states “America’s creativity and ingenuity cannot thrive without intellectual property protection and enforcement, which allows a revolutionary idea to blossom into economic opportunity.”