Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the Passage of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act in the House

April 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), on today’s passage of H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, in the House of Representatives.

“It is gratifying that an overwhelming, bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives, today, passed H.R. 1695. Over its four-plus year genesis, this legislation has only ever been about one thing: putting the Copyright Office in a better position to serve the public and steward the $1.2 trillion creative economy that is responsible for 5.5 million American jobs. Making the Register a nominated and confirmed position recognizes the importance of the Copyright Office, increases accountability to Congress, and provides transparency to the public.

“We thank House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Conyers, and all those on and off the Hill who supported the bill. We look forward to working with Congress to expeditiously advance H.R. 1695 in the Senate.”

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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