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The MPA hires former assistant US trade representative for IP

Stanford McCoy is joining the Motion Picture Association (MPA) as senior vice-president and regional policy director for Europe, Middle East and Africa

McCoy will provide strategic policy advice on copyright-related matters. The MPA said he will focus in particular on “bringing about more responsibility on the internet while ensuring that copyright continues to respond to the opportunities and challenges of the digital world.”

Before joining the MPA, McCoy served as assistant US trade representative for intellectual property and innovation in the Office of the US Trade Representative. He was the US trade negotiator in the WTO TRIPS Council and the US free trade agreements.

Before joining the Office of the US Trade Representative, he worked at Covington & Burling in both Brussels and Washington, DC, where he focused particularly on international intellectual property enforcement and international trade law.

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