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Schiff Joins Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property

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Schiff Joins Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) will serve on the Courts, Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Schiff joins the committee with 6 years of experience as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office, and as the former chair of the California Senate Judiciary Committee. His district includes film and television studios for companies including Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, NBC, ABC, Nickelodeon and Disney.

"Protecting the intellectual property of American workers is a critical challenge," said Schiff. "Piracy is a major threat to the success of one of this country's greatest exports -- our creative arts. I'm looking forward to working with members of the committee to improve copyright protections and crack down on piracy around the world."

Last year Congressman Schiff introduced the Fortifying America's Intellectual Property Rights (FAIR) Act, leading to the creation of an "Intellectual Property Czar" to strengthen America's intellectual property rights throughout the world.

Congressman Schiff is Co-Chair of the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers dedicated to working with America's international trade partners to secure the enactment of strong copyright laws and the vigilant enforcement of those laws. Congressman Schiff is also Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch. He is a member of both the House Judiciary and International Relations committees. He represents California's 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.

http://schiff.house.gov/HoR/CA29/Newsroom/Press+Releases/2005/ipsbcmte.htm

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