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Hollywood asks Obama for support on anti-piracy treaty in private meeting, says WSJ

27
Nov
2013

On Tuesday, Barack Obama spent an hour with major Hollywood executives, encouraging them to strengthen relationships with Silicon Valley while attempting to address concerns over copyright protections, The Wall Street Journal reports. Sources say that Obama met with, among others, Disney CEO Robert Iger and CBS CEO Les Moonves as part of a trip to California, where he also visited the DreamWorks Animation studio and delivered a public speech calling entertainment one of Americas biggest exports. Obama has generally seen strong support from Hollywood, but after coming out against the entertainment industry-backed SOPA and PIPA copyright bills, he drew ire from people like MPAA CEO Chris Dodd, who saw his opposition as a betrayal.

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