Speakers from Warner, Universal, Sony, MPAA Join Content Protection Summit

LOS ANGELES--()--The Content Protection Summit, produced by Variety and CDSA, has announced the addition of new speakers, presentations and panels to finalize its conference program for next week's event on December 6 at the Los Angeles Hilton in Universal City, CA. The speakers will be addressing over 200 leading content protection and security experts from the studios, game publishers, software and music industries at this core entertainment industry meeting.

Keynotes for this year's Summit feature a conversation with Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA); and a keynote by General James Cartwright, Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies on National Security and the Unsettled Internet.

The new Copyright Alerts System, a system aimed at educating Internet subscribers about digital copyright and the potential consequences of inadvertent or purposeful copyright violations through peer-to-peer networks, will be discussed by Marianne Grant, Senior Vice President, Motion Picture Association of America.

Technology strategies for protecting content and growing the Home Entertainment business will be discussed by a panel including: Jackie Hayes, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Legal and Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment; Bill Mandel, Vice President, Technology & Digital Platforms, Universal Pictures; and Mitch Singer, Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

This session will be followed by a showcase of content protection innovations by Akamai Technologies, Deloitte, Fortium Technologies, HCL America, and Verance Corporation.

To view the complete conference program visit www.contentprotectionsummit.com.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Guy Finley at guy@mesalliance.com.

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Susanne Ault
Executive Producer, Conferences