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MPAA hires anti-piracy vet as COO

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jan 2013 19:29 User comments (12)

MPAA hires anti-piracy vet as COO MPAA CEO Chris Dodd has announced today the hiring on Diane Strahan as COO of the Hollywood trade group.
Strahan comes from Neustar, a provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment, advertising and marketing industries.

During her time as exec at Neustar, Strahan's expertise was in anti-piracy DRM. The exec also negotiated deals for UltraViolet, the new digital movie cloud catalog since she helped develop the mobile barcodes and the Ultraviolet domain registration system.

Dodd says the new COO will "lead the industry in technology, innovation and industry alliances."

By hiring Strahan it appears that Hollywood will remain committed to DRM, which has been shown to be ineffective and expensive for over a decade now.

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12 user comments

15.1.2013 20:19

Seems like a pretty good system they have going. After "our" elected officials get done sucking corporate teat passing laws the public doesn't get to vote on, they retire to a corporate job to further their screwing of the public.
Chris Dodd is a criminal, but will never be prosecuted because he is part of the good ol' boy network. http://hotair.com/archives/2009/03/30/a...tions-for-dodd/
If not for his political connections, he could have been charged with racketeering. I guess that's only for organized crime, not for government officials, my bad.

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25.1.2013 21:22

Chris Dodd is NOT a vet. A vet has fought in REAL wars such as Vietnam, WWII & Iraq. Chris Dodd has no experience in military combat. I doubt he even knows how to shoot a fully automatic machine gun.

Chris Dodd is more of a corporate thief or Ambulance Chaser than vet, IMHO.

I bet some real vets would feel the same sentiment.

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36.1.2013 0:25
thedudeman
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Originally posted by ivymike:
Chris Dodd is NOT a vet. A vet has fought in REAL wars such as Vietnam, WWII & Iraq. Chris Dodd has no experience in military combat. I doubt he even knows how to shoot a fully automatic machine gun.

Chris Dodd is more of a corporate thief or Ambulance Chaser than vet, IMHO.

I bet some real vets would feel the same sentiment.
Dude " ivymike", IMHO your a f**k'in retard.... learn to read f***Stick, its referring to Diane Strahan as a vet (in this case a person of great experience in the field of anti-piracy).. MORON!! Not a military vet.. perhaps you should go back to school an take a few English classes..

46.1.2013 0:40

You're taking it out of context. What I'm saying is that Diane Strahan shouldn't be given the time of day as she's nothing more than a corporate goon. Forgive me for not reading the entire article, LOL.

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56.1.2013 3:34

Originally posted by thedudeman:
Originally posted by ivymike:
Chris Dodd is NOT a vet. A vet has fought in REAL wars such as Vietnam, WWII & Iraq. Chris Dodd has no experience in military combat. I doubt he even knows how to shoot a fully automatic machine gun.

Chris Dodd is more of a corporate thief or Ambulance Chaser than vet, IMHO.

I bet some real vets would feel the same sentiment.
Dude " ivymike", IMHO your a f**k'in retard.... learn to read f***Stick, its referring to Diane Strahan as a vet (in this case a person of great experience in the field of anti-piracy).. MORON!! Not a military vet.. perhaps you should go back to school an take a few English classes..
forget to take ya meds huh !

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66.1.2013 3:35

Originally posted by ivymike:
You're taking it out of context. What I'm saying is that Diane Strahan shouldn't be given the time of day as she's nothing more than a corporate goon. Forgive me for not reading the entire article, LOL.
who better to try and extort people than a hired goon.

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76.1.2013 4:11

A few exchanges on this topic brings to mind the wisdom of Mark Twain. He called the US Congress a true criminal class. I wonder what he would have to say about the present whore-house of representatives.

86.1.2013 5:12

I agree.

96.1.2013 12:14
thedudeman
Unverified new user

Apologizes, to "ivymike",

i didnt see at all thats what u meant, sorry man! PTSD from Nam..
agree with ya 100%

.. and yea i hadnt taken my meds yet.. but then again i cant just go to walgreens and get mine.. the F***s in our country havent legalized it yet in my state, but thats ok.. i dont let edited by ddp in Suits tell what i can and can not do.. I took a bullet for these a**holes b4 sum of them were even out of school... what a country we live in.. RIGHT!!

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106.1.2013 21:09

would you edit your previous post to stop offensive reports about it please.

119.1.2013 2:41

Originally posted by thedudeman:
Originally posted by ivymike:
Chris Dodd is NOT a vet. A vet has fought in REAL wars such as Vietnam, WWII & Iraq. Chris Dodd has no experience in military combat. I doubt he even knows how to shoot a fully automatic machine gun.

Chris Dodd is more of a corporate thief or Ambulance Chaser than vet, IMHO.

I bet some real vets would feel the same sentiment.
Wow, that really came out of nowhere.

1211.1.2013 19:40

The whole concept of DRM never has and never will be an effective means of stopping piracy. This is nothing more than a bunch of corporate fatcats trying to hold onto their jobs and screw over legitimate customers in the process.

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