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MPAA Chief Senator Chris Dodd to Keynote Third Annual Content Protection Summit


Variety and CDSA Gather Experts to Address Innovations in Anti-Piracy and Content Security, Dec. 6 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Third Annual Content Protection Summit (CPS), produced by Variety and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), today announced that Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), will be featured in an exclusive Variety Conversation Keynote.

“With technology advancements and the development of an ever growing number of platforms for viewing motion pictures and TV shows, it is more important than ever to make sure important industries, government and consumers work together to ensure the Internet works for everyone,” Senator Dodd said. “Both the creative and technology communities are inextricably linked as we work to bring consumers the digital environment they want and both are essential to the economic well-being of our country.”

The event is one of the highlights of a day-long, deep dive into the latest innovations, findings and effective forms of deterrence in the protection of the creative products of leading movie, game, music and software companies. The event, themed "Innovation and Insights in Content Security," is once again being held at the Los Angeles Hilton Hotel in Universal City on December 6.

"CPS is the official gathering of executives from across entertainment, focusing on the opportunities, and remarkable innovations in entertainment content protection," said Alex Kochis, Conference Chair. "As the entertainment industry accelerates toward online services and digital products, we are experiencing a ‘perfect storm’ of threats to our business. Yet it is also a time of vast opportunity, disruptive business models, and remarkable innovation. This conference has always kept the industry’s leading practitioners on the cutting edge of the most effective best practices and engineered solutions and we are especially proud this year to have Senator Dodd join our industry discussion."

Senator Dodd is charged with advocating for the film, home entertainment and television industries around the world. The MPAA represents one of the most creative, productive and powerful industries in America – one that supports 2.1 million creators and makers in every state and particularly in California. Also scheduled for presentation and discussions are the following conference session topics:

Going After the Money: Mitigating Profit-Driven Online Threats

Content Security in the Social Cloud

Meet the Gatekeepers: The Role of Hollywood IT in Content Security

The Meaning of Copyrights in Today’s Interconnected, Multi-Screen World

Exclusive Content Protection 2012 Research from Carnegie Mellon

Certifying for the Future: Is There a Better Way to Handle Security Audits?

Hack it! How Hackers Feed fans and Undermine the Franchise

Innovations in Anti-Piracy Technology and Solutions

Speakers represent some of the largest entertainment companies in the world including: Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and others.

For ongoing updates about the conference program visit: and follow our conference news and conversations @contentprotection.

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Source: Variety