WASHINGTON — December 9, 2019 — The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the U.S. video game industry, released a statement today congratulating U.S. Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple on her appointment as Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel with the Motion Picture Association (MPA). Temple is joining MPA after more than eight years with the U.S. Copyright Office, where she served as a pivotal leader in a number of critical copyright policy matters, including the triennial Section 1201 rulemakings.

“Karyn Temple is the perfect choice to serve as Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel of the Motion Picture Association,” said ESA President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis. “In nearly a decade at the U.S. Copyright Office and as Register of Copyrights, Karyn has proven herself as a strong and capable leader who demonstrates a deep understanding of the importance of the entertainment industry to our nation’s standing as a cultural and economic powerhouse.  Being a leading creative industry that seeks thoughtful copyright policy and strong copyright protections, the ESA has been honored to work with the U.S. Copyright Office under Karyn’s leadership and is certain her knowledge and expertise will help to guide the MPA during this crucial time.”


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