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Variety magazine and CDSA, the International Content Security Association, announce the return of the Content Protection Summit 2011 on Dec. 8 at the Universal Hilton in Universal City, California. The industry’s largest and most influential gathering of executives from across entertainment will deliver an update on the global environment of piracy, cyber-attack and showcase how content holders are grasping the challenge as an opportunity with the launch of new, disruptive business models, and remarkable innovation.

“With the support of key content holders from movies, music, games and software, and the participation of leading industry associations and guilds, the 2nd Content Protection Summit will make a difference at how we, as an industry, collaborate to thwart anonymous hackers, cyberlockers and organized crime,” says Atkinson. “This year’s Summit is going on the offensive — showing ways to take down or frustrate pirates, bolster the security of our networks, products and assets, and even, at times, capitalize on piracy consumption.”

A recognized expert and consultant in the areas of media piracy, business and technology strategy and consumer experience, Richard created and ran Disney’s Anti-Piracy Operations team for six years, was a technology innovator for famed Walt Disney Imaginnering, and served as Chief Communications Technologist for Northrop Grumman.

 


About Variety:
Recognized and respected through out the world of show business, Variety is the premier source of entertainment news. Since 1905, the most influential leaders in the industry have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straight forward news and analysis – information vital to their professions.


About CDSA:
Founded in 1970, the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA) is the worldwide forum advocating the innovative and responsible delivery and storage of entertainment, software, and information content. For over ten years content service providers have agreed to undergo site audits by CDSA’s industry experts to benchmark their preparedness in content protection and security. Today, the world’s leading motion picture, home video, music, software and games companies recognize and reward CDSA accredited sites for their commitment to protecting their content.


About MESA:
The Media & Entertainment Services Alliance was formed in 2009 by the co-founders of the Entertainment Supply Chain Academy event as well as the Hollywood IT Summit, Blu-Con, Game Supply and Burbank Think Tank events. Its mission is to support entertainment service providers in building efficiencies in the creation, production and distribution of physical and digital media and entertainment.

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