MPAA Sends Out Anti-Piracy Propaganda to US Presidential Candidates

By Tuesday, September 11, 2012 0 , , Permalink 0

The key “talking points” include words of praise for Hollywood and its contribution to the US economy and the thousands of jobs it brings along with it. The document also stresses that Hollywood brings technological innovation.

Going back to its original points on copyright strategies, MPAA is trying to promote the need of new copyright protection strategies and need to open door for legislation similar to already shelved Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Deadline Hollywood got hold of the document [PDF] containing these “talking points” which states that copyright protection “is critical to ensuring” that entertainment companies can “benefit from their creations” online. MPAA has also revealed through the document that there is no need to fear that the US government may try new anti-piracy measures to crack down on rebellious speech or legitimate Internet businesses.

MPAA says in the document, “We can protect creative works while ensuring that the Internet works for everyone.”