Pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 29(b), the Motion PictureAssociation of America, Inc. (“MPAA”) hereby requests leave to file theaccompanying
brief in support of defendant and appellant ElectronicArts, Inc.The MPAA is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1922 to addressissues of concern to the United States motion picture industry. Its members
andtheir affiliates are the leading producers and distributors of audiovisualentertainment in the theatrical, television and DVD/home video markets.Accordingly, among other things, the MPAA advocates for the protection of itsmembers’ creative works, fights copyright theft around the world, and providesleadership in meeting new and emerging industry challenges.The right of publicity creates an inherent and undeniable tension withfundamental First Amendment freedoms. Because of this tension, the MPAA haslong worked to ensure that the right of publicity evolves in a manner whichprotects the individual right of self-expression and safeguards the free marketplace
The members of the MPAA are: Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony PicturesEntertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal CityStudios LLLP; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Warner Bros.Entertainment Inc.
Case: 10-15387 09/07/2010 Page: 3 of 44 ID: 7465647 DktEntry: 25