Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), talked about the state of the motion picture industry and the challenges presented by new and changing technologies. He was introduced by Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club. He warned about the regulation of content in movies and talked about mental health and its relation to gun violence. Other topics included the industry’s movie ratings system, intellectual property and copyright infringement, and the growth of the industry both in the U.S. and abroad.
Watch the entire video, if you can. I saw portions of it live on C-SPAN. Techdirt has a great analysis of how Dodd continues to be an industry mouthpiece, spewing forth the same tired arguments we’ve heard time and again.