The Motion Picture Association of America has named
Paul Brigner to the newly created post of SVP and chief technology

He will be the point person for technology policy on the
hugely important issue of intellectual property protection, as well as helping
develop an industry standard for accessing content in a digital world.

Brigner comes from Verizon, where he had been executive
director of Internet and technology. He will be based in Washington and
join MPAA Jan. 10, reporting to MPAA President Bob Pisano.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.