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News Release: May 25, 2012

WGAW’s Slocum Selected as Member of FCC’s Open Internet Advisory Committee 

LOS ANGELES -- The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has been selected by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to be a member of its first Open Internet Advisory Committee (OIAC). The mission of the OIAC is to aid the Commission in tracking and evaluating the effects of its Open Internet rules.

The WGAW has recently been active in Washington, DC on numerous issues related to the Internet, including SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PROTECT-IP. WGAW Assistant Executive Director Charles B. Slocum will be one of 21 OIAC members.

To read the FCC’s Public Notice on OIAC, click here.

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: