Motion Picture Expert Witnesses & Copyright

Motion picture expert witnesses may opine on film, royalties, motion picture distribution, copyright for movies, and more. In Why We Care About Copyright, the Motion Picture Association of America writes:

Copyright laws protect the rights of people who create movies, TV shows, artwork and other products by providing the creator with exclusive rights to sell, license or otherwise use his or her creative work. In the case of movies and television, these laws help safeguard the creative works that support the livelihoods of the 2.4 million Americans who work as set painters, costume designers, make-up artists, writers, actors, directors and more. The MPAA works with governments around the world to pursue commonsense solutions that advance innovative consumer choices, while protecting the rights of all who make something of value with their minds, their passion and their unique creative vision.

The MPAA is a founding member of the Copyright Alliance, a broad coalition dedicated to the value of copyright as an agent for creativity, jobs and growth. Please explore these additional resources regarding copyright.

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