Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on Vishal Amin’s nomination for U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

April 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), on Vishal J. Amin’s nomination to serve as the next White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Executive Office of the President.

“The MPAA is pleased that President Trump values the protection of intellectual property, as evidenced by his swift announcement of Vishal Amin to serve as White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). The IPEC plays a vital role in managing the government’s efforts to reduce copyright infringement and other IP theft.

“America’s creative industries, including film and television, are key drivers of the U.S. economy, contributing more than $1.2 trillion to GDP, employing more than 5.5 million Americans across all 50 states, and paying wages 38 percent higher than the average annual compensation paid to all workers. Mr. Amin’s experience has given him a frontline view of how online copyright infringement has harmed the creative economy, and, if confirmed by the Senate, he will have the opportunity to defend America’s global IP leadership.”

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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