The Motion PictureAssociation (MPA) has promoted Thomas Dillon to vice president, deputy generalcounsel and regional legal director anti-piracy in the MPA's Europe, MiddleEast and Africa office in Brussels.

Dillon had been advising theMPA on legal issues arising from copyright and anti-piracy matters sinceJanuary 2001.

Dillon will handle publicpolicy and litigation issues relating to the region's anti-piracy programme,while adding responsibility for industry tax issues in Europe, the Middle Eastand Africa.

Dillon is a member of theboth the English and California Bars, and was a barrister in the UK prior tojoining the MPA.

'Thomas is a valuablemember of the MPA's team in Europe and I am delighted that all his anti-piracyefforts on behalf of the industry over the last four years have beenrecognised,' said Chris Marcich, senior vice president of the MPA.