Dodd Urges Silicon Valley, Hollywood Cooperation

After the bruising defeat of anti-piracy legislation earlier this year, Hollywood studios are regrouping for what to do next. Today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, MPAA chairman Chris Dodd called for a “satisfactory resolution,” and much of the speech was spent showing how Hollywood is in alignment with Silicon Valley when it comes to being on the cutting edge.

“I want to dispense with the conventional wisdom that in order to protect our content we must be at war with the technology industry,” Dodd said. “…The truth is that neither the content nor the technology industries could survive without strong protections for intellectual property.”

The full speech is here.

Dodd and others in D.C. policy circles have hinted that talks are ongoing on the next step, perhaps a compromise, but they have declined to elaborate. On Capitol Hill, many lawmakers are reluctant to take up any new anti-piracy legislation for the rest of the year.

 

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