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'Talk to America' Looks into the International Problem of Film and Music Piracy

Listen online or tune in Thursday, 20 July, at 1400 UTC (10:00 a.m. EDT)

During the past year, authorities have seized over 76 million counterfeit DVDs, while the music industry has lost an estimated $4.2 billion to piracy worldwide. Thursday on Talk to America we discuss why recording artists and movie companies are upset by piracy and look at the steps they're taking to stop it. Host Rick Pantaleo talks with representatives from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and the Motion Picture Association of America about this global problem.

Talk to America airs live Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) / 1400 UTC. The 60-minute program reaches millions of listeners around the globe and addresses a wide range of topics from U.S. foreign policy to American movies and sports. Callers can ask questions of guests via telephone, fax, SMS Text Messaging, and the Internet. To listen to streamed programs or get more information, visit the show's web page at