MPAA welcomes the release of the TPP agreement text

November 5, 2015

MPAA Welcomes the Release of the TPP Agreement Text

For Immediate Release:
November 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The following is a statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on today’s release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement text:

“We welcome the release of the TPP agreement.  Enacting a high-standard TPP with strong copyright protections is an economic priority for the American motion picture and television industry, which registered nearly $16 billion in exports in 2013 and supports nearly two million jobs throughout all fifty states.  The TPP reaffirms what we have long understood — that strengthening copyright is integral to America’s creative community and to facilitating legitimate international commerce. Once again, we’d like to thank Ambassador Froman, the USTR team, and the broader interagency for their tireless hard work throughout this entire process.

We look forward to working with USTR and the other TPP parties to ensure rigorous implementation of this important agreement.”


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.

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MPAA Washington, DC
Howard Gantman
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