In its battle against online piracy, Hollywood hopes it has found an important ally: the ad industry.
CreativeFuture -- an anti-piracy group of film and TV companies and organizations -- on Thursday sent a letter to advertising associations encouraging efforts to remove ads from websites that facilitate online copyright theft.
"Associating with piracy threatens your business and the value of the brands you serve," CreativeFuture Executive Director Ruth Vitale wrote. "Pirate sites also severely undermine creative industries and the overall creative economy."
Vitale addressed the note to executives at the Assn. of National Advertisers, American...