AirTalk for April 4, 2014

Hollywood’s new anti-piracy czar on trying to solve the knottiest problem facing the industry

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Co-President of Paramount Classics Ruth Vitale participates in 'The Working Breakfast Series: The Midsize' during the Tribeca Film Festival at the Tribeca Rooftop April 26, 2005 in New York City.

Indie film veteran Ruth Vitale has been tapped to head CreativeFuture, the entertainment industry's anti-piracy initiative.

The venture, known previously as Creative America, is a nonprofit coalition created in 2011 to fight copyright infringement, with the support of the MPAA, Warner Bros., and Viacom, and many other big industry players.

In 2011, the organization backed two pieces of proposed federal anti-piracy legislations, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), that were shelved after a waves of  online protests that culminated in an one-day “internet blackout,” which counted Wikipedia, Google and other high-profile Silicon Valley giants as participants.

Going forward, how will CreativeFuture fight online piracy?

Guest:

Ruth Vitale, Executive Director, CreativeFuture, a coalition of movie and television producers, unions and companies that fight piracy in the digital age


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