MPAA Head Chris Dodd's Anti-Piracy Plea: Hollywood and Online Tech "not adversaries, we're partners"

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by Beth Hanna
October 3, 2012 2:25 PM
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CEO of the MPAA and former Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd wrote an op-ed piece for Politico Tuesday broaching the subject of Hollywood and technology, and how the two are making strides to join forces against online piracy. Dodd writes: "Despite what the media and the advocates on the extremes would have you believe, the content and technology communities are not adversaries, we're partners."

Dodd goes on to state that content creators and content distributors serve the same God -- the consumer. As a result, Hollywood is taking very seriously the need to distribute to screens of all sizes. If it doesn't, other enterprisers will (and do). Dodd sites the usuals -- YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, Roku -- as crucial Hollywood partners, and pays particular attention to UltraViolet, a technology that allows consumers to purchase content in one form, be that physical or digital, and then watch it on any of their devices. Tech such as UltraViolet helps to ensure the internet "works for everyone" and "remains a place where creativity and innovation are rewarded, not stolen."

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