IP Issues no longer just American priorities: Glickman

Mumbai: On a panel commemorating World Intellectual Property Day in Washington, D.C., Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) chairman and CEO Dan Glickman noted that intellectual property is the lifeblood of many US businesses and industries and helps keep our economy strong.
Glickman, alongside Recording Industry Association chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol and Wireless Association president and CEO Steve Largent took part in a panel called ‘Digital Technologies: Emerging Challenges, Evolving Strategies’, that was held at the Institute for Policy Innovation’s World Intellectual Property Day event on Capitol Hill.
During the hour long discussion Glickman spoke about the evolving relationship between broadband providers and content producers in which both are working together to ensure that the Internet is providing the legitimate content that consumers want while still protecting the innovators of intellectual property.
As head of the MPAA, Glickman has long touted the increasing importance of
intellectual property both here in the US and around the world. "As more diverse countries do increasingly sophisticated work around the world, I believe we will—and are today— seeing a rising tide of respect and support for intellectual property rights," Glickman told the group. "This is no longer an American issue or a pet issue of movie stars and rock stars.
Increasingly it is something quite meaningful to a growing array of stakeholders including small businesses, young innovators, and developing governments and economies.
"There is a growing global stake in digital citizenship with so many countries sharing our objective of wanting to grow and nurture their own innovation economies. World IP Day helps to focus the spotlight on that effort and highlight just why intellectual property protections are so important to all those who create something of value with their minds and share it with the world. It truly helps remind us of the importance and connectedness we all share in our global economy."