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This blog discusses a new anti-piracy alliance that has formed by thirty of the leading entertainment companies to try to curb illegal download and distribution of copyrighted content. The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (“ACE”) has formed by having over 30 large entertainment companies (see list below) joining together, along with the MPAA (motion picture association of America) and law enforcement assistance to try to curb the alleged “billions” of illegal downloads of copyrighted content such as movies, TV shows, music, and other digital content.
What is the mission? According to their website:
“ACE is committed to protecting the legitimate streaming market and reducing piracy because the theft of online content is the single greatest threat to the global creative community,” said Jan van Voorn, Executive Vice President and Chief of Global Content Protection for the Motion Picture Association and head of ACE. “The operators of Alltube and similar services threaten the rights and livelihoods of the millions of people who work in the audiovisual sector and mislead consumers about the legitimacy of their services.”
PODCAST: Click on the picture below to hear Attorney Steve discuss this topic on this episode of “Copyright Watchdog.”
Members of the Alliance
According to their website, here are the current members of ACE:
Bell Canada and Bell Media
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox
Univision Communications Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
It is important for parents to discuss the topic of illegal movie, music and software downloading with their kids. This is a serious issue and illegally downloading copyrighted digital content belonging to third parties can be against the law and can lead to civil and even potentially criminal prosecutions if the matter is serious enough. There are allegedly over 480 different services online where you can LEGALLY download content so it is important to have the discussion about the illegal use of Torrents.
Attorney Steve explains Bittorrent Downloading
VIDEO: Click on the picture to watch our video that explains how torrents work and how the use of clients such as bittorrent or UTorrent can lead to legal trouble.
Contact a copyright infringement lawyer
To discuss your case in a free initial evaluation, call us at (877) 276-5084. We have helped many individuals and companies who have been accused of illegally downloading, installing, using, sharing, and distributing software, movies, photos and other digital content. We have extensive federal court experience appearing in over 250 cases. This makes us one of the top copyright infringement law firms in the United States as far as experience in number of cases handled.