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RIAA Comment On Meeting With VP Biden, Administration Officials To Discuss Intellectual Property Protection

WASHINGTON - Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman & CEO Mitch Bainwol offered the following comment on the recent White House meeting between Obama Administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, and various representatives of the creative industries:

"This unprecedented gathering of senior officials is a further reflection of this Administration's recognition of the importance of copyright protections to generating and preserving American jobs. We’re grateful for the Administration's efforts and commitment. We look forward to continuing this constructive dialogue and working together to advance legitimate commerce and ensure the creative industries remain one of America's most valuable cultural and economic exports."

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world. RIAA® members create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States.

In support of this mission, the RIAA works to protect the intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and music labels; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies. The RIAA® also certifies Gold®, Platinum®, Multi-Platinum™ and Diamond sales awards as well as Los Premios De Oro y Platino™, an award celebrating Latin music sales.

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