At a lobbying dinner hosted by the MPAA, Vice President Joe Biden chastised piracy as "pure theft" and assured the MPAA that President Obama's administration will find the right person for the intellectual property czar.

Showing favor towards the MPAA, President Obama also appointed Jon Leibowitz—former vice president of congressional affairs of the MPAA—as the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission earlier this year. As you may recall, former president Bush signed a bill last October, creating the intellectual property czar position to lead the fight against piracy and intellectual property violations. [ArsTechnica]