The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) -- a new body comprising leading music and movie trade groups -- will hold its first joint activity April 20 on Capitol Hill.

The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) -- a new body comprising leading music and movie trade groups -- will hold its first joint activity April 20 on Capitol Hill. CERTA will meet with lawmakers to discuss how congressional support can help combat entertainment piracy.

As previously reported, CERTA comprises the Digital Media Assn. (DiMA), the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Assn., the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), the National Assn. of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the Video Software Dealers Assn. (VSDA)

Congressman Tom Feeney, R-Fla., will be in attendance to discuss how consumer education, legal deterrence and marketplace innovation can help curb piracy. CERTA will be represented by Jonathan Potter (DiMA), John Fithian (NATO), Bo Anderson (VSDA) and Jim Donio (NARM).

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