Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act

February 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America on the reintroduction of the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act (CODE Act), essential to Copyright Office Modernization.

“The MPAA applauds Representatives Tom Marino, Judy Chu, and Barbara Comstock for the reintroduction of the CODE Act to modernize the U.S. Copyright Office. America’s core copyright industries contribute more than $1.2 trillion dollars to the U.S. economy and employ more than 5.5 million American workers. This vibrant, modern copyright system depends on a vibrant, modern Copyright Office.

“Copyright Office modernization enjoys bipartisan, bicameral support, as evidenced by the modernization proposal recently issued by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers, as well as statements from Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and former Ranking Member Patrick Leahy. The MPAA looks forward to working with members of Congress and the Administration on this important bipartisan issue.”

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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MPAA Washington, D.C.

Chris Ortman
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