MPAA Identifies World’s Most Notorious Markets for Distributing Infringing Content

October 7, 2016

Today the MPAA formally submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) identifying some of the world’s most notorious markets for the distribution of infringing film and television content. The filing is a sobering reminder of the scope and scale of global content theft.

The American film and television industry remains one of the most competitive in the world, consistently generating a positive balance of trade.  In 2014, the industry contributed $16.3 billion in audiovisual services exports and infused $121 billion in wages into the US economy.  The MPAA continuously works to protect consumers and support creators while helping the U.S. economy thrive.

The economic and cultural vitality of the creative industries is one of our nation’s most valuable assets.  The notorious markets highlighted in this filing are an immediate threat to the vitality of our industry, and, importantly legitimate global commerce.  MPAA fully supports USTR’s effort to identify the world’s most notorious markets and appreciates USTR’s ongoing efforts to protect intellectual property.

For more information on the MPAA’s filling, click here.

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.