Statement on the Introduction of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act

January 10, 2014

January 10, 2014

WASHINGTON —The following is a statement by Michael O’Leary, Senior Executive Vice President for Global Policy and External Affairs for the Motion Picture Association of America Inc. (MPAA) on the introduction of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act:

“We thank Chairman Baucus, Ranking Member Hatch and Chairman Camp for their leadership in taking this important first step to establish strong and balanced rules for international trade negotiations by introducing the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014. This important legislation would establish clear rules for opening foreign markets to exports of U.S. creative content, promote innovation and creativity by protecting and enforcing U.S. intellectual property rights, and foster legitimate digital trade to the benefit of creators and consumers alike. We look forward to working to move this important measure forward.”

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, D.C.
Kate Bedingfield
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