From: Frumkin, Jeremy <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2001-06-04 20:24:22
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Will the "Play" Button become a "Pay" Button?
Join Chris Arnold of National Public Radio conduct an in-depth interview
with some of the players, attorneys, and cultural commentators as they
discuss Napster, digital distribution models, and their effect on libraries.
This exciting program titled "I Want My MP3: Sharing and Ownership in the
Digital Age" is scheduled for Saturday, June 16th from 2-4 pm in the Grand
Hyatt Plaza Ballroom East.
Confirmed speakers include:
Manus Cooney, Napster, Vice President for Corporate and Policy Development.
Cooney, former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate
Judiciary Committee and principal legal and policy advisor to Senator Orrin
Hatch, now represents Napster before Congress. Has the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act, copyright legislation Cooney in part drafted, given too much
corporate control over the development of the "content" marketplace?
Adam Eisgrau, Principal & Director, The Wexler Group, and legislative
counsel to the Digital Media Association.
Eisgrau, former Legislative Counsel on Intellectual Property to the ALA's
Washington Office now advises new digital media groups who promote
alternative business and distribution models for media content. A staunch
defender of the public interest and libraries, Eisgrau was a founding member
of the Digital Futures Coalition and lobbied against the DMCA.
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Culture and Communication, New York
Vaidhyanathan, author of "Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of
Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity" will talk about the
ways in which Napster has affected the ways the public talks about
copyright. Siva is frequent columnist for The Nation, has been interviewed a
number of times on NPR, and has testifed before the U.S. Copyright Office in
support of libraries.
Howard Besser, Professor of Information Studies, UCLA
Besser, public interest activist and a frequent speaker on intellectual
property issues to libraries and arts groups, was a member of the National
Academy of Science panel that authored The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual
Property in the Information Age. Besser, a thought-provoking commentator,
has also testified before the Copyright Office on behalf of libraries and
Don't miss this unique conference program! Arrive early to get a good seat!
For more information, contact Carrie Russell, Copyright Specialist for the
ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) at
<mailto:crussell@...> crussell@... This program is
co-sponsored by OITP and the ACRL Copyright Committee.
Digital Development / Metadata Librarian
University of Arizona Library
+1 520 621-2916
+1 520 621-8276 (fax)
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