WASHINGTON - Joining creative industries all across the globe today, Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA), issued the following statement to help commemorate World Intellectual Property Day:
"I join today with others in the motion picture and television community along with other creators throughout the world in recognizing the importance of the workers and businesses involved in the creation and distribution of creative works," Senator Dodd said. "This is a day to celebrate the most valuable asset of any society -- the product of intellectual creativity which drives innovation, spurs economic development and defines the culture of every community."
"Respect for intellectual property is essential to the success of nations that aspire to greater development as well as key to maintaining the economies of developed nations. World Intellectual Property Day is a time to reflect on the economic as well as cultural contributions intellectual creativity has produced and renew our commitment to value intellectual creation as we do physical creation."