Director, Content Protection/Anti-Piracy Film Content Protection Agency (FCPA)
Simon Brown is the Director of the Film Content Protection Agency (FCPA) in the UK. The FCPA is part of the Film Distributors' Association Ltd. (FDA) - the trade body for theatrical film distributors in the UK, which works in partnership with other bodies who share the goal of safeguarding films from piracy.
Simon has 26 years of experience in the fields of investigation and security, in both the public and private sectors, having previously worked for Lancashire Police, the BBC and FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).
He has spent the last 12 years specializing in the protection of film content from piracy in UK cinemas, by focusing on the detection and prevention of illegal recording activity.
The UK anti-piracy programme for UK cinemas, which Simon has managed and developed since it was introduced in 2006, is unparalleled worldwide, and has a proven track record of success
Simon is a Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) from the University of Sheffield. He was presented with the “IP Champion Award” on British IP day 2018 for his exceptional work in safeguarding the UK from illegal recordings in cinemas.