updated 12/6/2010 3:45:43 PM ET 2010-12-06T20:45:43

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The entertainment's creative, technical and business community will come together on December 8 here for the first-ever Entertainment Content Protection Summit, dedicated to "charting a new course for combating piracy in the digital age."

The event features keynotes by Taylor Hackford, Director (Ray, Officer and a Gentleman), President of Director's Guild of America; and Stuart McClure, Cyber Warfare Expert, Author and McAfee Internet Security Senior Vice President

"The entertainment industry's treasure — its content — is being plundered by pirates of all forms. In today's digital world, we are under siege by organized crime, anonymous hackers, recalcitrant cyberlockers, and even our own customers," says Conference Chairman Richard Atkinson, former Disney Anti-Piracy Czar. "The Summit features discussions and presentations by the experts we've charged with protecting our industry's assets in this vulnerable world of ubiquitous entertainment."

Session highlights at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City include:

  • The Risk of VOD Piracy
  • Pirate Consumers as Customers: What Do We Know
  • What We All Can Learn From What Happened to Music
  • Making Money from Content Pirates
  • Protecting "Live" Content Through Fingerprinting
  • What's New in Anti-Piracy Tech"

The Summit is being backed by nine independent industry associations: AFTRA, BMI, CEA, CDSA, DEG, EMA, HPA, MESA and NAPTE.

Expert panelists include: Chris Carey, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Technical Operations, Paramount Pictures; James Dunkleberger, General Manager, Worldwide Product Release and Security Services, Microsoft; Spencer Mott, Chief Information Security Officer, Electronic Arts and Chairman of the Board, CDSA; Mitch Singer, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment; and Ben Karakunnel, Director, Business Intelligence, Warner Anti-Piracy Team.

To register or for detailed program information visit:

www.contentprotectionsummit.com

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