The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has lost its founder and one of its key public faces after annoucing that Adrianne Pecotic resigned today.
Pecotic will leave the company - which represents the rights of content owners including the major Hollywood studios - on November 15, 2010.
Pecotic set up AFACT in 2004 after working at Grundy Television, and was also a founding director of the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation - best known for its ‘Accidental Pirate' campaign.
Pecotic was also a regular face in the audience of public hearings in the high-profile copyright battle between AFACT and ISP iiNet, which is currently awaiting the outcome of an appeal by the film industry.
An AFACT statement said Pecotic had "successfully influenced government and industry bodies to work together to amend intellectual property legislation for the digital age".
"I have fought hard to raise awareness of the impact of piracy on the 50,000 Australians who earn their living in our creative industry and deliver a balanced approach to protecting our industry from copyright theft," she said in the statement.
"It is heartening to see the progress we have made working alongside state and federal government and law enforcement officers whose cooperation and efforts have been invaluable to me in this role."
Pecotic was moving back to a 'frontline' film industry role, the statement said.
Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.
Issue: 331 | September 2014
Access CRN's extensive online resources including; email bulletins, community discussions and unique online news.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED GOES EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can log on to the CRN website or start posting comments on articles.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain '@crn.com.au' to your white-listed senders.