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'''MPAA''' is the abbreviation for '''Motion Picture Association of America'''. It was established in the year 1922 by some of the presidents of the major motion picture studios by the name Motion Picture Producers and Distributors. It was later named Motion Picture Association of America in the year 1945. <ref name="link1">[http://www.mpaa.org/about/history mpaa.org]History</ref>. The MPAA is a trade association, which represents all the major producers as well as the distributors of theatrical motion pictures, television programs and home video material. <ref name="link2">[http://forum.icann.org/tldapps/3A05E810000011C9.html forum.icann.org]</ref>
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The '''Motion Picture Association of America''' ('''MPAA''') is a trade association representing major producers and distributors of theatrical motion pictures, television programs, and home video material.<ref>[http://forum.icann.org/tldapps/3A05E810000011C9.html forum.icann.org]</ref> It was established in 1922 as Motion Picture Producers and Distributors by several presidents of major motion picture studios. It was renamed Motion Picture Association of America in the year 1945.<ref>[http://www.mpaa.org/about/history MPAA History]</ref>
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The main offices of the MPAA are located at Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and California. It also has content protection teams based in Chicago, New York and Dallas. Apart from these, the MPAA and its subsidiaries also have commercial and regional offices in Singapore, Brussels, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Toronto. The MPAA along with its content protection groups also works with various other organizations from more than 30 countries all around the world. <ref>[http://www.mpaa.org/about mpaa.org]about</ref>
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The main offices of the MPAA are located in Los Angeles, California, and Washington D.C. It also has content protection teams based in Chicago, New York and Dallas. Apart from these, the MPAA and its subsidiaries also have commercial and regional offices in Singapore, Brussels, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Toronto. The MPAA, along with its content protection groups, also works with various other organizations from more than 30 countries all around the world.<ref>[http://www.mpaa.org/about MPAA About]</ref>
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The MPAA is comprised of the 6 major motion picture studios in the US, which are Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Sony Pictures Corporation, Warner Bros Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Paramount Pictures Corporation and Universal City Studios LLC.<ref>[http://www.mpaa.org/faq MPAA FAQ]</ref>
    
== Mission of MPAA ==
 
== Mission of MPAA ==
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The main mission of the MPAA is to enhance the art and business of filmmaking and increase its enjoyment all over the world.<ref name="link1">[http://www.mpaa.org/about/history mpaa.org]History</ref>
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The main mission of the MPAA is to enhance the art and business of filmmaking and increase its enjoyment all over the world.<ref>[http://www.mpaa.org/about/history MPAA History</ref>
    
== Functions of the MPAA ==
 
== Functions of the MPAA ==
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The main functions of the MPAA is to work towards providing the creative as well as artistic freedom to filmmakers as well work towards rallying private and public institutions all around the world and safeguard their interests as well as protect their intellectual property rights. It also thrives towards enhancing technology-driven innovation and also works towards opening the markets to the film industry.<ref name="link1">[http://www.mpaa.org/about/history mpaa.org]History</ref> The MPAA is the advocate and voice of the American motion picture, television industries and home video. Its efforts range from engaging in myriad technology, legislative, education and law enforcement initiatives. <ref name="link2">[http://www.mpaa.org/faq mpaa.org]</ref>
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The MPAA works towards providing creative as well as artistic freedom for filmmakers, as well towards rallying private and public institutions all around the world and safeguarding their interests as well as protect their intellectual property rights. It also thrives towards enhancing technology-driven innovation and also works towards opening the markets to the film industry.<ref name="link1">[http://www.mpaa.org/about/history mpaa.org]History</ref> The MPAA is the advocate and voice of American motion picture and television industries, as well as makers home video. Its efforts range from engaging in myriad technology, legislative, education and law enforcement initiatives. <ref>[http://www.mpaa.org/faq MPAA FAQ]</ref>
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== Members of the MPAA ==
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Some of the key members of the Motion Picture Association of America include the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Sony Pictures Corporation, Warner Bros Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Paramount Pictures Corporation and Universal City Studios LLC. All these members of the MPAA are nothing but the six major U.S. motion picture studios. <ref name="link2">[http://www.mpaa.org/faq mpaa.org]</ref>  
      
== MPAA and ICANN ==
 
== MPAA and ICANN ==
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