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Statement from NMPA President and CEO David Israelite
Re: Introduction today of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act in the U.S. Senate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2010

“Digital theft is a significant and growing problem for songwriters and music publishers, so we welcome today’s action in the U.S. Senate. There is simply no excuse for Internet sites that profit illegally from the works of others to be allowed to function unchallenged. I applaud Chairman Leahy for his leadership on this issue, as well as the bipartisan cosponsors, and look forward to working with them as this important bill moves through Congress.”

Information about this legislation:
http://leahy.senate.gov/press/press_releases/release/?id=E26C01C9-E291-4BD3-9912-80DCA46A75F6

About the NMPA
Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights.