STATEMENT FROM: President and CEO David Israelite

May 19, 2010

STATEMENT FROM: President and CEO David Israelite

RE: Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus “2010 International Piracy Watch List”


May 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Music Publisher’s Association today joined other

members of the copyright community and the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus

at the unveiling of the Caucus’ “2010 International Piracy Watch List.” Named to this year’s list

are China, Canada, Russia, Spain and Mexico.

NMPA President and CEO David Israelite participated in today’s press conference and issued

the following statement:

“Music publishers and songwriters applaud the efforts of the Congressional International Anti-

Piracy Caucus to combat the international theft of US intellectual property by calling attention

to countries that continue to host the worst cyber piracy in the world. Additionally we

appreciate their highlighting some of the most notorious and destructive sites on the web that

promote this theft.

“The music industry has felt acutely the impact of these sites and looks forward to continuing

to work with the Caucus to ensure that the Internet can become a place where the rule of law

prevails, protecting and fostering the growth of the American songbook for generations to


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