NMPA Statement on Danny Marti as New IP Enforcement Coordinator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / August 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA President and CEO David Israelite released the following statement on the Administration’s intent to nominate Danny Marti as the new Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.

“I am pleased that the White House plans to nominate Danny Marti as the new IPEC, who brings with him a wealth of domestic and international IP enforcement experience,” said NMPA President and CEO David Israelite.

“The value and economy of art and ideas are only secure if we protect them from  infringement, and for creators to thrive, we must remain on the cutting edge of IP enforcement at home and abroad. This important position has been vacant for almost a year, and moving  to fill it is an encouraging step forward. It is our hope that the Senate acts quickly to confirm Mr. Marti.”

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.