(March 6, 2006 – Burbank, CA) - Marc Brandon has been promoted to Vice President, Anti-Piracy Internet Operations, Warner Bros. Entertainment, it was announced today by Darcy Antonellis, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “Marc is a key member of the Industry’s first dedicated Anti-Piracy unit and his skills and experience have been an invaluable and effective resource in our continuing fight against online piracy,” said Antonellis. “This promotion recognizes his role in our continuing efforts to disrupt and restrict online piracy of Warner Bros.’ feature and television assets.” Brandon is responsible for coordinating the Studio’s Ant-piracy efforts online, both in the areas of digital piracy and illegal Internet auctions, in conjunction with a team of local Internet Anti-Piracy specialists in eight countries around the world. He works closely with law enforcement agencies, with the industry’s trade association (MPA) and cross-industry agencies around the world in these efforts. Brandon joined Warner Bros. in 2000 as an Anti-Piracy Internet Specialist, becoming Director of Internet Operations prior to joining the Worldwide Anti-piracy Operations group in 2004. Prior to that, he worked for the Times Mirror Company focusing on trademark prosecution and Internet Enforcement efforts for the Los Angeles Times and other operating divisions. From 1994 through 1998, he worked for the law firm of Drucker & Sommers, which later became Fulwider Patton, Lee & Utecht, LLP, supporting various intellectual property prosecution and litigation efforts. He was graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in English and creative writing. Brandon is headquartered in Burbank and reports to David Kaplan, Vice President and Intellectual Property Counsel, Warner Bros. Entertainment.
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