|IMPORTANT!!! Navajo Nation Piracy Bill|
Navajo Nation Council will vote on the "Navajo Nation Unauthorized
Recording Act of 2007" (Legislation No. 0836-07) this week at the
Council Spring Session April 21-25, 2008.
This is a very important piece of legislation that affects all us artist and business owners. Please, those of you that support this legislation show your support by attending the Navajo Nation Council Session in Window Rock, AZ and lobby our elected leaders for their support on this legislation.
Piracy is a multi-million dollar business on the Navajo Nation and if this new law does not pass, we artists and business owners will loose millions of dollars annually from the illegal sales of pirated CDs and DVDs on the Navajo Nation.
The legislation is sponsored by Council Delegate Edmond Yazzie. We have been working very closely with Edmond over the past few months and created a short documentary film titled "Pirates of the Navajo Nation" to help educated the Navajo Nation Council about piracy on the Navajo Nation.
You may view the film here: http://nf0.org/
We (Andee and I) will be at the Council Session on Wednesday to lobby the Council. We hope to see all of you there to support this very important piece of legislation.
You can download the Councils agenda at: http://www.navajonationcouncil.org/Downloads/042108.Proposed_Agenda_Spring%20Session.pdf
The Associated Press also released a story on this legislation, you can view the story here: http://in.us.biz.yahoo.com/ap/080418/nm_navajo_piracy_law.html?.v=1
Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone interested. We hope to see as many people there as possible to show their support in this legislation. if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Our contact info is below.
Shonie and Andee De la Rosa
The legislation was tabled until the summer session in July.