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Dec 15

Media and Entertainment Companies Add Support to Proposed Antipiracy Legislation

Big media companies have ratcheted up the pressure on Washington to support legislation that would protect online content.

On Tuesday, dozens of entertainment, sports and media companies — including Time Warner, Viacom, Disney, News Corporation, Sony and the National Football League — jointly sent an open letter to Congress that will also appear in major media outlets. “Every day Internet criminals use illegal foreign Web sites to steal from New York companies and hardworking Americans,” the letter reads. “These illegal foreign Web sites are destroying American jobs and causing billions in lost revenue.”