Global Anti-Piracy Agency
Global Anti-Piracy Agency, Inc. 13029A Victory Boulevard #336 North Hollywood, CA 91606 Phone: (818) 287-8383 | Email: email@example.com
WHAT IS GAPA?
Incorporated in June 2007, Global Anti-Piracy Agency (GAPA) is an independent, nonprofit trade organization with the singular mission of working on behalf of the adult entertainment industry to fight piracy of intellectual property.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The adult production industry is facing a crisis. Millions of illegal downloads from file sharing networks, pirate servers, websites and hacked computers, as well as illegally duplicated DVDs sold through auction and other websites, cost adult industry producers, distributors, retailers, cable operators, and VOD and mobile providers an estimated $2 billion a year in revenue.
HOW WILL GAPA HELP?
1. Identifying and stopping intellectual property thieves. Surveillance and reporting of Internet sites, including peer-to-peer file-sharing sites, issuance of cease-and-desist orders, and taking, when appropriate, legal action against facilitators and downloaders. 2. Lobbying U.S. and international government bodies to put in place, strengthen and/or enforce piracy laws. Working with related-industry (e. g., music and mainstream film) associations and other affected groups throughout the world to lobby for stronger anti-piracy laws and stricter enforcement of existing laws. 3. Educating the industry. Seminars and panel discussions conducted at industry trade shows and elsewhere designed to provide legal information to interested parties on how to protect their intellectual property, recognize
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piracy, and take legal action when theft of intellectual property occurs 4. Educating the public. Public information campaigns to inform Internet endusers that seemingly harmless downloading of copyrighted material is theft and is illegal. Paid advertising and public relations campaigns on the Internet as well as public-speaking engagements will promote and reinforce that message.
HOW IS GAPA SUPPORTED?
Initial funding for the creation of GAPA has been provided by Sureflix Digital Distribution, parent company of the Maleflixxx global VOD network. GAPA will be looking to members of the adult industry for organizational and financial support to ensure that GAPA becomes an effective and independent organization. Watch this website for updated information or sign up here to receive email updates: firstname.lastname@example.org Submit
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