The following is a statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s decision to pull the set-top box proposal from circulation.
“The MPAA applauds FCC Chairman Pai’s decision to pull the set-top box proposal from circulation. As the creative community has made clear from the start, we support competition within the set-top box market, but not at the expense of copyright policy or the livelihoods of millions of American creators.
We are grateful for the support from more than 200 Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, senior leaders of various government agencies, civil rights and free market organizations, and virtually the entire creative community, including majors and independents, music groups, advocacy organizations, and unions and guilds that collectively represent hundreds of thousands of creative professionals. We are proud to be joined by so many in standing up for copyright and the rights of creators.”