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Breaking News: Katharine “Kat” Kramer, aka Kat Kramer, daughter of Stanley Kramer Copyright Infringement Violation!

On Friday, February 10, 2012 Diversity News Productions/Publications announced that the person who stole their video footage via illegal downloading, is Stanley Kramer’s daughter Katharine Kramer, a.k.a. Kat Kramer of KNK Productions.

As announced, Diversity News TV from Diversity News Productions/Publications learned on Friday, January 27, 2012 that one of their media event coverage videos had been downloaded and then re-uploaded on YouTube by an event producer, creating a copyright infringement.

Diversity News Publications immediately issued an invoice to the company for the footage, including a Notification of Copyright Infringement and Unauthorized Use of Diversity News TV footage.  Diversity News TV (dba Diversity News Productions/Publications) gave this company and its representatives a 10 day deadline to comply with due billed payment, but as of the date of this press release have refused to pay, claiming lack of money. Diversity News Productions/Publications were unable to release the identity of the person and company until now, as the payment deadline has now passed.

As of Wednesday, February 8, 2012, selected media/press, photographers, non profit organizations, Hollywood publicists, TV and Radio Stations, including online top news and entertainment media websites have been notified of this individual who decided to steal Diversity News TV video from YouTube, where it clearly states by YouTube that you can not download any content from their site.

“I have been violated, disrespected and can not believe that the person(s) who did this are in the film/studio industry. They, of all people, should know and respect others intellectual property. I am shocked to learn about the ignorance of Ms. Kat Kramer for taking this action. I never expected something like this from a family related to a legendary movie director and producer like Mr. Stanley Kramer. I am very sure Mr. Kramer would not be happy with what Kat has done to us, if he were still alive. I have no other option but to disclose her identity and organization. I want you all to be cautious of Kat Kramer and please do not provide her with any media/press coverage because she does not deserve that respect”. said Esteban Steven Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, President of Diversity News Publications and Producer and Director of Diversity News TV.

Mr. Escobar continued, “One of Diversity News TV from Diversity News Productions/Publications goals is that we are committed to investigating licensing infractions not only to protect our interests, but also to protect the interests of the photographers, videographers, and hosts we work with and represent. We are committed to protecting the intellectual property rights and livelihood of the artists whose work we license. We gave Ms. Kat Kramer and KNK Productions Inc. enough time to make things right but as of this press release they have shown no respect and apparently do not care what will happen next due to the fact that they claim not to have money. It is sad that Kat Kramer has been using her dead father’s name for years, to walk red carpets and gain entrance to prestigious events in Hollywood. I ask those event producers to stop allowing a woman like Kat Kramer to destroy her father’s respected name. For her to continue to acquire free access and showcase herself on red carpets where she clearly does not belong just because of her father’s legacy is ridiculous. She has no talent at all.”

As of Thursday, February 9, 2012 a letter was mailed to Kat Kramer and KNK Productions’ attorney Altschul & Olin LLP asking him to ask his client to pay us for our footage or we may pursue litigation in court. The deadline given to them was 5 days from the day they received the letter from Steven Escobar of Diversity News TV from Diversity News Productions/Publications’ law office of PARKER STANBURY LLP.

Diversity News TV or Diversity News Magazine does not give permission to anyone to download or upload image(s) or video(s) from their sites. Anyone is free to use the links or link their coverage and even copy the embedded code, but not to download or upload our content. Copyright infringement is the unauthorized or prohibited use of works under copyright, infringing the copyright holder’s exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works. It often refers to copying intellectual property without the creator’s written permission.

“I really need all of my colleagues to please help me get the word out about what Kat Kramer has done to me, my company and my team. We work very hard to cover events and no one compensates us for it. All these Hollywood people like to show off and throw big celebrity names out there, but in reality they are so cheap that they do not know how to invest in their marketing and public relations careers. So please do not provide any press/media coverage to people like Kat Kramer of KNK Productions because they just want to take advantage of us, the hard working independent media.” concluded Mr. Escobar.

Steven Escobar of Diversity News TV from Diversity News Productions/Publications has also paid a private investigator firm to investigate Katharine Kramer a.k.a. Kat Kramer and KNK Productions, Inc., including Karen Kramer assets. Those fees will be added to the bill.

Diversity News TV hopes Kat Kramer pays the bill within the 5 day deadline, or it will bill her with all the current up to date expenses.  They may also be forced to commence formal legal action, and will seek not only the actual out of pocket expenses, but further additional damages, including but not limited to statutory damages, penalties, attorney fees, and costs.
Diversity News TV attorney also remarked on the letter issue of 2-9-2012 to Kat Kramer and KNK Productions the following: Use of copyright protected video footage without a proper license granted by the copyright holder is considered infringement under the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Thus, Diversity News TV has the right to sue your clients for copyright infringement in a court of proper jurisdiction. Individuals found liable of copyright infringement may face statutory damages of up to $30,000 for each work infringed. If the infringement is determined to be willful, that amount can increase to $150,000. Your clients can also be held accountable for Diversity TV’s legal fees and costs.

About Diversity News TV:
Diversity News TV is part of Diversity News Productions of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment media and public relations firm in Hollywood, CA. Diversity News TV publish content on YouTube and Blip TV. Diversity News TV coverage includes events, interviews, features, awards, red carpets, music concerts, fashion shows and much more.

About Diversity News Magazine:
Is an award winning consumer news magazine covering News, Entertainment, Features, Awards, Sports, Events and much more. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the Classified and Display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform its diverse community world wide and focusing on local, national, and international News, Entertainment, Features, Sports and, more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our audience. In 2009, Diversity News was nominated for The Wake Up Award, The WEHO Awards and on April 2011 received Exoti Media Award. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com/

About Diversity News Publications:
Founded in 2003 Diversity News Publications, is a news/entertainment multimedia and public relations firm specialized in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Printing & Public Relations services who combines all sources in one. Diversity News Publications is the publisher of Diversity News Magazine and owns Diversity News TV, Diversity News Radio, Diversity News Productions and many more. For more information visithttp://www.diversitynewspublications.com and www.diversitynewspublications.blogspot.com/

About Esteban “Steven” Escobar:
Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist and philanthropist. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online consumer news magazine that is visited by more than a million visitors per month while growing each day.

Esteban Steven Escobar is also the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia and public relations firm and Producer and Director of Diversity News TV based in Hollywood, CA.

Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Family of Companies. Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Voices.

Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. In 2011 & 2012, Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com/ orhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/

About Stanley Kramer:
Stanley Earl Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) was an American film directorand producer. Kramer was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most famous “message” movies.[1] His notable films include The Defiant Ones (1958), On the Beach (1959), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Ship of Fools (1965) and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967). His work was recognized with theIrving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1961, and over the course of his career he received nine Academy Award nominations.

Director Steven Spielberg once described him as “one of our great filmmakers, not just for the art and passion he put on screen, but for the impact he has made on the conscience of the world.”[1] Film critic David Thomson described Kramer as a “hero of the 1950s” and an “enterprising producer,” but also wrote of his later films that “commercialism, of the most crass and confusing kind, has devitalised all [of] his projects”.[2]. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Kramer



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Editor’s Note: Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar is available for interviews, please contact Alex Leon from World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations at worldwidevitalpr@gmail.com or Steven Escobar directly at (213) 321-9408.

Source: Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News Publications, Wikipedia

Photo credit to: Bob Delgadillo Photography & Diversity News Publications

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