Motion Picture Association Statement on USTR’s Notorious Markets Report

February 17, 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Trade Representative today released its 2021 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy report. The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin:

“The Motion Picture Association applauds Ambassador Tai, the dedicated staff of USTR and their interagency partners for their continued support of a strong, healthy and dynamic legal marketplace for digital content around the world. The 2021 Notorious Markets report rightfully calls out the most criminal global enterprises that profit from the unauthorized distribution of creative content at the expense of creators, while preying on consumers at every turn.

“As the pandemic continues to challenge our industry, including putting hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk in the United States alone, the MPA greatly appreciates USTR’s recognition of these critical issues and how they intersect with the harms of digital piracy on creators and consumers. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with USTR to promote creative industries at home and abroad.”

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

Media Contact:

Tom Zigo, Motion Picture Association