Posted in News by A2IM
On April 11, 2012, The Obama Administration released a long awaited, first-of-its kind report estimating the economic impact of IP related industries on the U.S. economy. The study, entitled “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus,” was prepared by the Economics and Statistics Administration and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is a priority for A2IM. As A2IM has previously reported, In July, 2011, A2IM joined forces with other music community creator colleagues and announced our participation in the Copyright Alert Program. The Copyright Alert Program unites the music, film and television communities with the Internet Service Providers to fight content theft and to educate consumers about content theft via the ISP services that individual consumers use. Upon announcing A2IM’s support of the program, Rich Bengloff, (A2IM President) noted that the Copyright Alert Program is an “historic agreement that will reduce the financial distress being experienced by our independent music label community so that our members and their artists can continue to create and invest in the music they love and, in doing so, help protect thousands of music artists and their musical compositions, across the United States.”
As A2IM continues to work protecting Intellectual Property Rights, we applaud the Obama Administration for continuing to do so too.
Read the: U.S. Commerce Department Press Release
Read the: Full Report