Ted Shapiro, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Deputy Managing Director, Motion Picture Association (EMEA), is responsible for the MPA’s European legal department overseeing the provision of legal services, advice, litigation, and compliance, to the MPA/Member Companies on copyright, audiovisual regulation, competition, international private law, data protection and trade law as well as litigation oversight on a wide range of digital copyright matters (including DRM, enforcement).
Ted also represents MPA on content protection matters in Europe in industry consortia and standards bodies (e.g., Digital Video Broadcasting project) and works on the legal aspects of negotiations and relations with collecting societies (e.g., Agicoa).
As Deputy Managing Director, Ted assists the Managing Director in the overall management of the MPA Brussels operation.
Ted is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and England/Wales. He has a
LL.M. from the University of Amsterdam, a J.D. from the Dickinson School of
Law and B.A. from Connecticut College.