Sandra Aistars

Copyright Alliance

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CEO of the Copyright Alliance, a nonprofit organization that represents artists across the creative spectrum

Sandra Aistars on KCRW

Media conglomerates were quick to cheer today’s Supreme Court decision in the Aereo case this morning.

Is a Secure Future of Broadcasting, an End to Innovation?

Media conglomerates were quick to cheer today’s Supreme Court decision in the Aereo case this morning.

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There's a major battle on Capitol Hill involving big money with Republicans and Democrats on both sides of the issue.

Internet Piracy: Will SOPA Change the Web as We Know It?

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America's so-called "creative" industries are battling it out on Capitol Hill with a lot at stake for consumers who depend on the Internet.

Internet Piracy: It's Hollywood versus Silicon Valley

America's so-called "creative" industries are battling it out on Capitol Hill with a lot at stake for consumers who depend on the Internet.

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