Statement from MPAA EVP of Global Policy Joanna McIntosh on 2016 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement

December 12, 2016

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Joanna McIntosh, executive vice president for Global Policy & External Affairs of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA), on the release of the third Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement by the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) Daniel Marti.

“The MPAA thanks IPEC Daniel Marti and his team for their important work to shine a light on the threat to creativity and the U.S. economy posed by business models engaged in and profiting from large-scale piracy. Copyright is the foundation of the American film and television industry, which employs nearly two million Americans in all 50 states and is comprised of nearly 89,000 businesses – of which 84 percent are small businesses employing fewer than 10 people. It is our hope that this strategic plan will foster government and private sector coordination to reduce theft. We look forward to working with the Administration and all responsible players in the online ecosystem to advance a legal digital marketplace for creative content that benefits consumers, creators, and the national economy.”

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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