About the Alliance

Alliance Supports Election Manifesto Commitments

14 April 2005
The Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy today welcomed the commitment given in the Labour and Conservative manifestos to tackle the growing threat of piracy.

Lavinia Carey, chair of the Alliance said:
“The protection of intellectual property is of utmost importance if we are to be successful in encouraging creativity, innovation and enterprise – the qualities which have made the UK a vibrant place to do business.

The UK leads the world in the creative industries, yet our record as a leader in this field is increasingly jeopardised by those who wait for others to invest time and money in a product, then steal the idea or make illegal copies, just as if they were stealing the product itself. The pledge by both Labour and the Conservatives to protect intellectual property is therefore a timely and welcome move and we look forward to working with the next Government to help turn these promises into action.”

For information about joining the Alliance please contact
Susie Winter at susie@allianceagainstiptheft.co.uk
or on 020 7534 0595