MPAA Provides USTR With Details On World’s Most Notorious Markets For Illegal Film and TV Distribution
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October 28, 2013
MPAA PROVIDES USTR WITH DETAILS ON WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS MARKETS FOR ILLEGAL FILM AND TV DISTRIBUTION
WASHINGTON—The Motion Picture Association of America on Friday provided the U.S. Trade Representative with a detailed listing of the world’s most notorious marketplaces for the distribution of illegal film and television shows. MPAA provided the information in response to USTR’s request for submissions from the public on notorious markets outside of the United States. The MPAA list includes peer-to-peer networks, Bit Torrent portals, infringing download and streaming hubs, linking websites and newsgroups, as well as physical markets located in the Ukraine, Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Brazil, Russia, Thailand, Mexico and India.
The following is a statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO, Senator Chris Dodd, regarding Friday’s filing:
“The American motion picture and television industry is a major U.S. employer that supports approximately 2 million jobs and over $104 billion in total wages in all 50 states. The rogue overseas marketplaces highlighted in the filing undermine the people who work hard to create the movies and TV shows audiences love, and jeopardize the billions of dollars they contribute to the U.S. economy. The MPAA commends the USTR’s commitment to protect and enforce intellectual property rights abroad and, in so doing, protect U.S. jobs.”
Find a copy of the MPAA filing 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 are: 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.
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