Today on KPCC’s Airtalk with Larry Mantle, CreativeFuture’s Executive Director Ruth Vitale participated in a lively discussion about the value of creativity, the harm caused by for-profit pirate websites, and the need for members of the creative community to speak out with one collective voice. Click here to hear a... Read more

By Chris Ortman Be sure to catch this article by Michael Cieply in today’s New York Times on CreativeFuture’s efforts to build a vibrant digital future that better serves audiences, artists, and all who create for a living. CreativeFuture is a broad-based creative community coalition that seeks cooperation and common... Read more

By Ruth Vitale In case you missed it over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times ran a letter to the editor on Saturday in response to its editorial from March 24 on copyright reform and the cumbersome notice-and-takedown process. The letter is from Michael Kelly, Executive Director at the Los... Read more


CreativeFuture has partnered with Slamdance On the Road as a Presenting Sponsor to showcase new and emerging artists, filmmakers, and storytellers at events across the country over the coming year – beginning with a screening last night in New York City. Post by CreativeFuture. “Slamdance On The Road is honored... Read more

By Chris Ortman A new report from the Digital Citizens Alliance, conducted by MediaLink LLC, details the windfall profits that illegal, for-profit pirate sites collect from legitimate advertisers. The findings, based on a sample of nearly 600 sites, reveal that the most heavily trafficked pirate sites make upwards of $6... Read more

CreativeFuture Promotes the Value of Creativity in the Digital Age, Expanded Audience Access, and Voluntary, Cooperative Solutions that Preserve the Creative Process and Reduce Digital Theft LOS ANGELES – A broad-based coalition of more than 65 film and television companies, independent production and financing companies, unions, guilds, talent agencies, and... Read more

In a positive development for the creative community, several key advertising leaders converged at Advertising Week in New York City to sound the alarm about the harmful effects of digital piracy. Wenda Harris Millard of MediaLink moderated a panel discussion called “Digital Media Value Under Attack: It’s Worse than You... Read more

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property today held a hearing on the role of voluntary agreements in supporting intellectual property rights online and promoting a safe, legal, and prosperous Internet economy – and featured testimony from witnesses representing creative industries. Representative Mel Watt (D-NC) applauded all stakeholders for ‘confronting... Read more

The founder of a German file sharing site made $8.2 million in just four years through advertising and subscription sales on his website, which at its peak had “some 135,000 copyright-protected films and TV series” and “up to 4 million users a day” – just one example of how websites... Read more