NBC Universal, Viacom CEOs to speak against piracy

Jeff Zucker and Philippe Dauman will address anti-piracy summit next week in Washington D.C.

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Jeff Zucker, the outspoken chief of NBC Universal and Philippe Dauman, Viacom's CEO, are scheduled to speak out against piracy and counterfeiting next week in Washington D.C.

Starting Tuesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual two-day summit on piracy and among the subjects expected to be discussed is the government's plan to defend intellectual property overseas, according to a statement.

Media companies have for a long time lobbied Washington to do more to combat online file sharing and other copyright violations. Most experts agree that despite the government's efforts thus far, piracy continues to grow.

Others notable figures expected at the gathering are U.S. Senator Orin Hatch and Dan Glickman, chairman of the Motion Picture Assoc. of America.