News Renewed MOU with MPA in the U.S. on the 10th anniversary of its signing

CODA and the Motion Picture Association Motion Picture Association (MPA) in the United States have agreed to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), originally signed on March 20, 2014 and extended to 2026. The MOU is designed to develop new good practices and strengthen joint copyright protection efforts in response to the current worldwide online copyright infringement problem.

The signing ceremony was held on April 4, 2024 at MPA headquarters in Washington, DC, USA. This is the fifth renewal since the conclusion of the MOU, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the MOU between CODA and MPA.
MPA Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel Karyn A. Temple and CODA Representative Director Takero Goto signed the MOU of intent and promised further cooperation at the signing ceremony.

Scene of the signing ceremony
(From left)MPA Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel Karyn A. Temple, CODA Representative Director Takero Goto

CODA and MPA initiated cooperative efforts for physical pirate countermeasures in Asia in 2005, followed by a strong partnership through the signing of a 10-year MOU starting in 2014. Joint enforcement efforts by CODA and MPA against physical piracy have been highly successful, with many anti-piracy operations and tens of thousands of crackdowns in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

CODA will continue to engage in communication and discussion with MPA on anti-piracy measures and implement effective measures to protect intellectual property rights.
This activity was part of a project entrusted from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

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■ About the CODA project “Joint Enforcement”

■ Motion Picture Association:(MPA)Home page

About CODA
CODA (Content Overseas Distribution Association) was established in 2002 at the call of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Agency for Cultural Affairs to promote the overseas development of Japanese content and take anti-piracy measures. Japan’s proud content, including music, movies, anime, broadcast programs, video games, and publishing, plays an important role in enhancing the nation’s international presence and economic growth. As digital technology becomes more widespread, it is even more significant to protect Japan’s content from increasingly artful copyright infringement and promote the content industry’s development. CODA contributes to the deterrence and detection of online and other piracy, by sharing knowledge with relevant government agencies, organizations, and companies in Japan and abroad, to engage in direct and indirect anti-piracy measures, as well as public relations activities. Visit for more information on CODA’s projects.

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