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Joint Statement from AFM, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, IBT and SAG Commending Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of the PROTECT IP Act

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Los Angeles (May 26, 2011) – American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the following statement:

We congratulate Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Grassley and Senator Hatch for their dedication and leadership in support of the PROTECT IP Act and commend the Senate Judiciary Committee for their unanimous vote to pass it. We also thank Senators Klobuchar and Conryn along with Senator Coons for their leadership on S. 978, the Commercial Felony Streaming Act and look forward to similar action on S. 978 in the near future.  We will work hard to help move these two bills that so dramatically affect our members‘ lives and livelihoods to enactment.

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

For more information please contact:
General: comms@iatse.net
Press: press@iatse.net

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