DODD BEMOANS MOVIE PIRACY AS ‘POWER PLAYER OF THE WEEK’

Former US Sen. Chris Dodd, grabbing headlines in his first couple of weeks as the president of the Motion Picture Association of America, was featured as the “Power Player of the Week” on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

The short but wide-ranging interview touched on many areas including the growing problem of movie piracy, a $4 billion-a-year loss for the industry. “Piracy sounds romantic,” Dodd said. “But if someone is stealing the product that someone has worked so hard to produce, that’s just theft. And when millions do it, it’s looting.”

However, as will probably be whenever Dodd’s legacy is discussed, host Wallace point out that Dodd’s questionable financial dealings with Countrywide mortgage company may have contributed to his retirement from the Senate.

Dodd seemed comfortable and energized in his new position. At the end of the PPW segment, Wallace note that Dodd gave a speech last week to NATO—The National Association of Theatre Owners.