Intellectual property key to economy: MPAA

MUMBAI: Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) chairman and CEO Dan Glickman issued a statement in coordination with the Copyright Alliance’s first annual Exponential.


“Through this first ever Expo, The Copyright Alliance is pulling back the curtain so that Members of Congress and their staff can see first hand the vast contributions intellectual property industries make to our nation’s culture and economy, underscoring how important it is to protect these industries and products,” Glickman said.


“As one of the founding members of the Copyright Alliance, the MPAA is pleased to join our partners in other intellectual property industries to showcase our work and emphasize how our businesses help create jobs and strengthen the nation’s economy. In fact, with filming in almost every state, in 2005 the motion picture industry generated more than 1.3 million American jobs, over $30 billion in wages to American workers; and $10 billion in state and federal taxes. And, that is just our industry,” he added.


He further stated that there was no doubt that the more than 40 members of the Copyright Alliance make significant contributions to each state’s economy. “The Alliance has important work ahead of it and hopefully today’s Expo will help generate even greater support among lawmakers for our nation’s copyright policies,” he concluded.