April 28, 2005

COURT TV, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AND THE MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION INDUSTRIES UNITE TO PRESENT ANTIPIRACY TELEVISION PROGRAM U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Court TV Anchor Vinnie Politan Discussed the Importance of Protecting Intellectual Property with Los Angeles-Area High School Students During a day long “Activate Your Mind: Protect Your Ideas” event at UCLA New York, NY – – In its ongoing effort to educate the public on cutting-edge legal issues, Court TV today held a special event at UCLA’s Bradley International Hall with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. and the Screen Actors Guild. In his first appearance before students since becoming the top law enforcement official in the United States, Attorney General Gonzales addressed over 100 Los Angeles area high school students and discussed the importance of promoting creativity in America, protecting creativity from theft, and the impact copyright theft has on creative industries. The program included students interacting with an FBI agent who specializes in intellectual property theft investigations, a convicted intellectual property offender, and an actor and stunt man. MPAA President and CEO Dan Glickman spoke to students about the enormous impact Internet piracy has on the entertainment industry, and heard the students’ suggestions for resolving issues of illegal downloading and trading of movies. Students then participated in “breakout sessions” and developed their own ideas on ways to promote anti-piracy efforts by creating advertising campaigns and other messages. Court TV and the MPAA sponsored this multimedia educational event as part of Court TV’s “Choices and Consequences” educational initiative and in partnership with the United States Department of Justice’s Task Force on Intellectual Property. Court TV will produce a 30-minute television program that will be broadcast on its cable network and distributed to high school classrooms throughout the United States. Participants in the program and the national educational initiative also include:    Constitutional Rights Foundation I-SAFE, Inc. Street Law, Inc. The participating high schools, representing a diverse group of students drawn from the Los Angeles area, include:

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Belmont High School, in Los Angeles; City Honors High School, in Inglewood; Mira Costa High School, in Manhattan Beach; New Roads High School, in Santa Monica. “We are very pleased to partner once again with the United States Department of Justice and this distinguished group of organizations on such an important issue,” said Court TV Chairman and CEO Henry Schleiff. Holding this event in Los Angeles, the heart of the entertainment industry, is a natural extension of our ongoing initiative with the Department of Justice’s Task Force on Intellectual Property. We have come to understand through years of working with young people, that their perspective is critical when establishing ground rules for issues that directly affect them. I commend U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the Task Force for this unprecedented effort to reach out to Los Angeles students to determine the most effective resolutions to intellectual property piracy.” The Activate Your Mind: Protect Your Ideas initiative was launched on October 20, 2004 as part of the Department of Justice’s Task Force on Intellectual Property and its efforts to deter piracy through prevention. The first event, held at the Great Hall at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., featured U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, and involved students, artists and law enforcement officials. UCLA and the City of Los Angeles took center stage today as the second Activate Your Mind: Protect Your Ideas event occurred, focusing on movie and television piracy. Court TV anchor Vinnie Politan hosted the event, which was a critical learning experience for all involved.
About “Choices and Consequences” Court TV’s Choices and Consequences is an award-winning public service initiative that empowers youth to make responsible decisions and to contribute positively to society. Choices and Consequences is designed to sensitize young people to the risks of aggressive behavior and to help make them aware that decisions made in a moment can have consequences for a lifetime. Court TV partners with educators, parents and community leaders, providing curriculum supplements, programming and Web site materials. These resources are designed with the overall goal of enhancing character-building skills in today’s youth. Court TV - The Investigation Channel™ is the leader in the investigation genre, providing a window on the American system of justice through distinctive programming that both informs and entertains. Court TV telecasts trials by day and high-profile original programs like Forensic Files®, Psychic Detectives™ and Masterminds™ in primetime. Court TV is 50% owned by Time Warner, and 50% owned by Liberty Media Corp. The network is seen in almost 85 million homes. ( or AOL Keyword: Court TV)

### Contacts: Court TV: U.S. DOJ: MPAA:

Lee Tenebruso (646) 824-8641 Ann Hinshaw (212) 981-5160 John A. Nowacki (202) 514-2007 Kori Bernards (818) 995-6600 Anne Caliguiri