Variety – Europe Shut Down 845 Piracy Sites in 2016, MPAA’s Chris Dodd Says

The announcement comes on the heels of another hack and early release of high-profile content, this time ABC’s new Steve Harvey show.

June 5, 2017

‘Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, praised European officials Monday for shutting down 845 illegal websites in 2016 that were providing pirated film and TV content across the European Union, which has long been considered a hotbed of piracy.

“In Europe we have been particularly successful at blocking access to large-scale pirate sites,” Dodd, who is Hollywood’s chief lobbyist, said of the work being done by the MPAA in tandem with E.U. authorities’

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