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Mollet to chair IP campaign group
10.07.12 | Charlotte Williams
Publishers Association c.e.o. Richard Mollet has been elected as chairman of the Alliance Against Intellectual Property Theft, calling it a "critical" time to speak up for the importance of protecting IP.
Mollet succeeds Lavinia Carey, director-general of the British Video Association, who set up the Alliance 14 years ago. Carey stepped down from the post at the alliance's a.g.m. on Monday [9th July].
Mollet, who will remain as c.e.o. of the PA, said: "The Alliance Against IP Theft has a strong track record in representing the UK’s creative sector and ensuring that intellectual property is understood, promoted and protected by our political community.
"The alliance’s core strength lies in its ability to bring together companies and associations from a range of sectors, covering publishing, music, film sports rights, branded goods, design and software.
"I am delighted to be taking on the chairmanship at this critical time. It has never been more vital that we convey the economic, social and cultural importance of championing intellectual property, against those who would erode it or those who willfully infringe creators' rights."
The alliance is a UK-based coalition of trade associations and enforcement organisations whose objective is to tackle all forms of copyright theft. It currently has 21 member organisations.