Ted Shapiro - Deputy Managing Director, Vice President and General Counsel - Europe, Motion Picture Association

Ted Shapiro is responsible for the MPA’s European legal affairs including representing the interests of the MPA’s member companies in Europe and advising them on industry matters related on copyright (in particular new media), audiovisual law (including broadcasting regulation), competition matters, international private law, data protection and international trade law as well as litigation oversight on industry-related matters, such as technological measures and support to the Anti-Piracy department on enforcement matters.

Mr. Shapiro also represents the MPA on content protection matters in Europe in industry consortia and standards bodies such as the Digital Video Broadcasting project and also works with the ancillary rights department on the legal aspects of negotiations and relations with collecting societies such as AGICOA (audiovisual producers’ collecting society).

He practices in Massachusetts and England/Wales, has a LL.M. from the University of Amsterdam, a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law and a B.A. from Connecticut College.