Communication Between NYC & NBC Universal & MPAA Concerning StopPiracy

Mike Masnick filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment of New York City, NY .
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From: Mike Masnick

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

Any email communication between the Mayor's Office of the City of New York and NBC Universal or the MPAA concerning the funding, creation, licensing, staffing or royalties for the videos created for the "Stop Piracy in NYC" campaign launched in December, 2010 at: http://stoppiracyinnyc.com/

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by the news blog Techdirt.com and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Masnick

From: MuckRock.com

Hi,

I just wanted to follow up on the following FOIL request, which was submitted May 17, 2011. Do you have an estimate of when it might be fulfilled?

Thanks,

From: Marybeth Ihle

The FOIL request regarding communication between the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, NBC Universal or the MPAA about the "Stop Piracy in NYC" campaign was received by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment's records access officer on Monday, June 13, 2011. This request is currently under review, and you can expect a response within twenty business days.

Sincerely,

Marybeth Ihle
Press Manager
Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
Phone: 212-669-7742
Email: mihle@media.nyc.gov

From: Mike Masnick

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Marybeth Ihle

Dear Mr. Masnick:

In response to your FOIL request for "any email communication between the Mayor's Office of the City of New York and NBC Universal or the MPAA concerning the funding, creation, licensing, staffing or royalties for the videos created for the "Stop Piracy in NYC" campaign launched in December, 2010" - which was received by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment's records access officer on June 13, 2011 and acknowledged on June 20, 2011, please find the requested material attached.

Sincerely,
Marybeth Ihle

From: Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

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