2007 WGA strike

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The 2007 WGA strike is a strike action of the Writers Guild of America, both East and West divisions, which began on 2007-11-05 and is ongoing as of this writing (January 2008).

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At least one aspect of the strike ventures into ironic territory. One of the core issues is that the writers want to receive a more equitable share of residuals from sales of DVDs, internet downloads, and other new media; while the movie industry does not want to deliver this share, it (and the media industry in general, especially the music industry) has also been vigorously attempting to impose increasingly stiff restrictions on copying and reuse of content delivered through these media, all in the name of protecting the creators' rights.

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