Motion Picture Association Statement on Confirmation of Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission

June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate today confirmed Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission. The following is a statement from Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association:

“We applaud the Senate’s bipartisan vote today to confirm Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC stands at the forefront of protecting consumers and the creative community from the ills caused by content theft, including the malware so often spread by piracy sites and services. We look forward to working with Commissioner Khan and the entire FTC to protect content creators and our audiences, educate consumers about the harms of stealing the work of America’s film and television creators, and hold accountable those actors in the online ecosystem who turn a blind eye to online crime.”

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About The Motion Picture Association

The Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA) serves as the global voice and advocate of the motion picture, home video, and television industries. It works in every corner of the globe to advance the creative industry, protect its members’ content across all screens, defend the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and support innovative distribution models that bring an expansion of viewing choices to audiences around the world.

Its member studios are: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix, Inc.; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.

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Tom Zigo, Motion Picture Association