Obama Calls for Legislation Addressing Cyber Threats in State of the Union Address

President Obama will allude to the Sony hacking attack in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, calling for legislation that would try to combat such massive security breaches. “No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets...
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CHRIS DODD ON THE CYBER ATTACK ON SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.: “The FBI’s announcement that North Korea is responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures is confirmation of what we suspected to be the...
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WhereToWatch Shows You Where You Can Watch Movies and TV Shows Legally

If you’re not one to break the rules when it comes to your entertainment, the Motion Picture Association of America has created an official site for finding out where you can watch, buy, rent, or stream movies and TV shows legally. The site is similar to Can I Stream It,...
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Dodd to New Congress: Entertainment Big Business Is Also Small Business

Former Democratic senator and current Motion Picture Association of America chairman Chris Dodd had some words of advice for the newly Republican controlled Senate (and House): Take into account the “powerful economic role” the entertainment industry plays not only on...
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‘The Imitation Game’ takes home top honor at cozy second edition of Middleburg Film Festival

At this year’s Middleburg Film Festival, the keynote address – delivered by Motion Picture Association of America chair and CEO Christopher Dodd – was titled “Why Films Matter.” In the wood-paneled, richly appointed library of Sheila Johnson’s Salamander Resort & Spa, Sen....
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Tokyo Festival: David Puttnam and MPAA’s Chris Dodd Pick Winners in Digital University

Japanese filmmaker Hayato Sakuta is to take part in a five-day immersion program in Los Angeles after winning first prize at the Digital Hollywood University, a one-day educational event organized in Tokyo by the Motion Picture Association. Sakuta pitched “Virgin Mafia,” a film...
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MPAA Chief Chris Dodd to Attend Morelia Film Fest

Hollywood’s top lobbyist is set to make his first appearance at the prestigious Mexican event Chris Dodd will make his first-ever appearance at the upcoming Morelia International Film Festival, one of Mexico’s most prestigious film showcases. Dodd presented the...
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Ninja Turtles movie boosts NYC economy

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have saved New York from aliens, robots and ninjas for years, and their latest adventure supercharged the Big Apple’s economy. The big budget reboot, which opens Friday, spent $55 million, including $30 million on salaries and $3.2 million...
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MPAA, Aerospace Industries Urge FAA to Support Drone Use in Production

The Motion Picture Association of America and Aerospace Industries Association are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to support the use of drones — also known as small Unmanned Aircraft Systems — in film production, warning that without its support, the country’s...
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Hotfile Agrees to $80 Million Settlement, Ordered to Stop Further Copyright Infringement

Judgment comes after Court held Hotfile liable for copyright infringement, helping clear the way for legitimate, innovative online services to take root and thrive WASHINGTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has ordered Hotfile to cease operations...
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