Said IFTA president,
CEO Jean Prewitt, The policy and technological solutions that emerge from
this proceeding should assist in establishing a transparent framework that takes
into account advances in technology and the need for protection of copyright to
encourage further innovation.
believe that solutions are achievable through government leadership and cooperation
among all stakeholders and are necessary to ensure that investment in independent
content can be recouped and new online distribution models developed."
IFTA says that piracy inhibits independent filmmakers from recouping expenses
on productions in order to create future films. The organisation recommends government
oversight in establishing mechanisms to protect copyright and innovation digitally.
IFTA has also urged adopting international standards for copyright, such as the
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Act.