Creative America, the grass-roots coalition uniting the more than two million Americans and all those who value American creativity and innovation in the fight against content theft, has launched an extensive advertising campaign in support of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act .
The ads, scheduled to air on broadcast and national cable channels and to appear in a variety of print and online publications, highlight how foreign criminals are stealing hundreds of thousands of American jobs, costing billions in lost wages and endangering American consumers through the sale of phony medications and dangerous counterfeit products. They underscore the importance of two significant pieces of legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act in the Senate would have in addressing this growing threat.
Creative America also unveiled Content Theft: The Big Picture, a short, probing documentary that takes viewers inside the world of stolen films and television on the Internet.
“Educating people about the growing problem of foreign rogue websites and their destructive impact on American jobs and creativity is one of Creative America’s most important goals,” said Mike Nugent, Executive Director, Creative America. “Our ad campaign and our documentary are part of this effort. People need to know that right now there is important, urgently needed legislation that has bi-partisan support that targets these foreign criminals which needs to be enacted.”