MEDIA ADVISORY: International Anti-Piracy Caucus to Spotlight Economic Study on the Contribution of the U.S. Copyright Industries

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Wednesday Nov. 2,Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus Co-Chairs, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) will host a press conference on the release of the Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy: The 2011 Report, a report prepared by Economists Incorporated for the International Intellectual Property Alliance, demonstrating the continuing positive impact these industries have on the U.S. economy in terms of contribution to GDP, high-paying jobs and international trade.  The U.S. copyright industries’ contribution to our national economy is measured by several indicators, including: the contribution of the copyright industries to the U.S. current dollar gross domestic product; revenues generated from foreign sales and exports; share of national employment; and the “compensation premium” earned by copyright industry employees.

WHO:             Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA), Co-Chairs of the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus

Michael Gallagher, President & CEO, Entertainment Software Association(ESA)

David Israelite, President & CEO, National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA)

Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Michael O’Leary, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Policy and External Affairs, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)


WHEN:           Wednesday, November 2, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

WHERE:         Capitol Visitor’s Center, North Meeting Room (CVC 268).

                         Enter beneath the East Front plaza of the U.S. Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street.  Please plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m.