MPAA Issues 2012 Candidate Talking Points

The MPAA is distributing a list of talking points to candidates in the event that they are queried about show biz related issues.

Although the movie business rarely is brought up on the campaign trail for much beyond celebrity, the issues of Internet freedom and piracy actually did come up at points during the Republican party, and both parties addressed it in their platforms.

The MPAA memo talks about the impact of the movie and TV business on the economy, and casts the business as an “industry of innovators,” as Silicon Valley usually gets the lion’s share of the credit when it comes to perceptions about creativity for the future. It also pushes back against notions that protecting copyright means reducing free expression online.

The full memo is below:

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