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Short Take: Film industry unit to block Net video piracy

The Motion Picture Association of America has created a Digital Strategy department to help head off online video piracy. J. Scott Dinsdale, a former chief technology officer at BMG Entertainment, will lead the department. He joins the MPAA from online syndication start-up FirstLook. MPAA chief executive Jack Valenti said the organization is working to ensure copyrighted works are protected from theft as studios make films available in digital formats.

The Motion Picture Association of America has created a Digital Strategy department to help head off online video piracy. J. Scott Dinsdale, a former chief technology officer at BMG Entertainment, will lead the department. He joins the MPAA from online syndication start-up FirstLook. MPAA chief executive Jack Valenti said the organization is working to ensure copyrighted works are protected from theft as studios make films available in digital formats.