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NBC-Universal President Compares Copyright Filtering to Anti-Virus Protections

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WASHINGTON, February 18, 2010 – NBC-Universal Vice President Richard Cotton on Wednesday called upon internet service providers to be permitted to filter content over their pipes for copyright violations, and compared copyright filtering to filtering for computer viruses.

Cotton’s statement was part of a briefing outlining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s top 2010 intellectual property priorities.

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Citing Copyright, NBC's Rick Cotton Promotes Filtering Illegal Content Online

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In an interview for C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” series scheduled to air on Saturday, Rick Cotton, executive vice president and general counsel of NBC Universal, discussed his views about online piracy and counterfeiting – particularly with recent developments regarding the Internet and the pending launch of a national broadband plan by the Federal Communications Commission.

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New Broadband Ecosystem – With Content Protection – Offers Better Future for Entertainment Industry

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WASHINGTON, October 8 – The “broadband ecosystem” of the future needs strong legal, technological and cultural efforts to protect American intellectual property, a group of entertainment and technology executives said Wednesday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Fifth Intellectual Property Summit.

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