Motion Picture Association Statement on Daren Tang Nomination to Lead World Intellectual Property Organization

March 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – Daren Tang of Singapore today won the nomination to be the next Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin:

“The Motion Picture Association congratulates Daren Tang on his nomination as the next Director General of WIPO. Copyright is at the very heart of the film, television, and streaming content industry, and strong protections and enforcement are critical to the success of the legitimate market for content. WIPO is an essential organization which promotes the rights of creators, and we look forward to working with Mr. Tang on advancing the global, creative economy.”

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About the Motion Picture Association

The Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA) serves as the global voice and advocate of the film, television, and streaming content industry. It works in every corner of the world 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.

The association’s members 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.

For more information, contact:

Motion Picture Association – Washington, D.C.

Tom Zigo