Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the FCC’s set-top proposal

September 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the Federal Communications Commission’s set-top box proposal.

“The MPAA is pleased that the FCC is taking more time, and we hope they use it to ensure any set-top box proposal remains consistent with copyright policy and avoids harming creators. As the MPAA and its member companies have repeatedly stated over the last year, we support the FCC’s goal of promoting set-top box competition, but we continue to urge the Commission to forge a path that does not undermine the creative economy. Copyright employs more than 5.5 million U.S. workers and generates over $1 trillion in economic value – incentivizing innovation and investment in creative works enjoyed by millions around the world.

“We would also like to express our appreciation for the support from more than 200 members of Congress, civil rights organizations, and virtually the entire creative community, including majors and independents, unions and guilds, advocacy groups, and the music industry. We are proud to be joined by so many in standing up for copyright and the rights of creators.”

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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For more information, contact:

MPAA Washington, D.C.
Chris Ortman
(202) 293-1966