MPA Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on IPEC Nominee Deborah Robinson

January 18, 2024

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to approve President Biden’s nomination of Deborah Robinson as the next Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). The following is a statement from Patrick Kilcur, Executive Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs at the Motion Picture Association:

“The Motion Picture Association applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee today for advancing the nomination of Deborah Robinson as the next Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). The IPEC serves an invaluable purpose, coordinating enforcement efforts across federal agencies and amongst our trading partners.

“Congratulations to Deborah on today’s important vote. We urge the full Senate to confirm her as soon as possible, to demonstrate that the administration and Congress view the protection and enforcement of America’s intellectual property both domestically and abroad as a top priority. We look forward to working with her to protect the creative rights that support the 2.7 million American jobs and 122,000 American businesses in the film, television, and streaming industry.”

About The Motion Picture Association 

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) serves as the leading 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, Paramount Global, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Bros. Discovery. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.

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