Members of the Brazilian Congress and U.S. government officials are joining forces in the war on piracy.

WASHINGTON (The Hollywood Reporter)--Members of the Brazilian Congress and U.S. government officials are joining forces in the war on piracy.

Members of Congress' Anti-Piracy Caucus and members of the Brazilian House of Representatives Parliamentary Inquiry on Piracy signed a joint declaration condemning Internet piracyat an event hosted by American copyright holders last week.

U.S. copyright industry executives praised the action as a good first step for Brazil, a longtime copyright scofflaw.

"We, as representatives of the Congress of the United States of America and the Congress of the Federative Republic of Brazil, are dedicated to fostering the artistry of authorship, performance and production of creative works," the declaration reads. "We condemn those who pirate the works of our respective peoples."

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