The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) yesterday (25th September) held its AGM at the BT Tower in London. Marking 30 years protecting the intellectual property rights of its members, attendees included representatives from the film, television, sports rights and technology sectors as well as partners in enforcement from the new Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit and the Intellectual Property Office.
The audience was addressed by Mike Weatherley, MP, who was recently appointed as Intellectual Property adviser to the Prime Minister.
Kieron Sharp, FACT Director General, said, “FACT continues to evolve, delivering results for members by protecting their investments in exciting entertainment, whether that be films, TV programmes or sports events and protecting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people.
Technology is changing the way people access all forms of media and our job is to help the plethora of new channels and outlets grow and prosper, giving ever more choice to fans and consumers.”
Mike Weatherley, MP, added, “I am delighted that FACT is celebrating its 30th year tackling IP crime. Well done. The Government is taking IP crime extremely seriously and as adviser to the Prime Minister on Intellectual Property I look forward to working with FACT in the future.”