Biden, industry big shots to discuss piracy fight

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Vice President Joe Biden, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III are among the top government officials meeting with entertainment industry leaders Tuesday afternoon at the White House to discuss how best to fight piracy of intellectual property.

In its release detailing the meeting, the White House said the round-table discussion that Biden will lead is aimed at showcasing the Obama administration’s ‘commitment to enforcing laws against the piracy of intellectual property.’

Industry chiefs who are expected to be participating in the meeting are Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Barry Meyer, NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton. Directors Guild President Taylor Hackford will also participate. Other government bigwigs scheduled to be at the table include Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan.

No word if Michaele and Tareq Salahi will also be dropping by.


-- Joe Flint