Chris Dodd is the head of the Motion Picture Association of America and talked to California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom about the challenges of protecting content while also promoting freedom.
Senator Christopher J. Dodd
Former United States Senator Chris Dodd is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., which serves as the voice and advocate of the U.S. motion picture, home video and television industries around the world.
Appointed in March 2011, Senator Dodd leads the Association’s efforts to represent the interests of one of the most creative and productive industries in America.
Senator Dodd served in the United States Congress representing Connecticut for 36 years – six years in the House of Representatives and thirty years in the U.S.
Gavin Newsom was elected as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of the State of California on November 2, 2010. His top priorities are economic development and job creation, improving access to higher education, and maintaining California's environmental leadership. Prior to being elected Lieutenant Governor, he served two-terms as Mayor of San Francisco. Under his leadership, the economy grew and jobs were created. The City became a center for biotech and clean tech. He initiated a plan to bring universal health care to all of the City's uninsured residents. And Newsom aggressively pursued local solutions to global climate change. In the final days of his second term as Mayor, Newsom led a historic drive to host the 2013 America's Cup, one of the largest and most prestigious sporting events in the world, which is expected to generate roughly 8,000 jobs and $1.2 billion for the local and state economy.
MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd declares that the SOPA and PIPA bills which were defeated in Congress will not return. Dodd also shares that motion picture studios are working with internet companies like Google to develop new online distribution models.