Shattering the Crystal Ball: Peering Beyond the Digital Revolution
The turn of the millennium witnessed the arrival of both Napster and the Future of Music Coalition. Since then, an even broader digital transformation has dramatically impacted the music, technology/policy and legal communities. Over the years, many experiments have been tried: DRM on songs, major-label-owned music services, licensed P2P and lawsuits against companies and individuals, to name a few. Current and emerging business models rely heavily on broadband access and deployment, while consumer behavior continues to challenge long-held views on copyright. We’ve learned much over the past decade, not least of which is that once separate issues are now inextricably linked. Have previous policy choices — from the airwaves to the internet — had their intended effect? What have we learned in the past nine years, and where do we go next? In this discussion, leading minds in music, technology, policy and law will reflect on lessons learned and discuss the remaining roadblocks to a functional and resilient music ecosystem.
Peter Jenner Sincere Management; President Emeritus, IMMF
Roberta R. Katz Special Advisor, Technology, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
Steve Marks Executive VP and General Counsel, RIAA
Andrew Noyes Journalist; Contributor, National Journal (moderator)
Tim Quirk Vice President of Music Programming, Rhapsody
Tanya Sandros Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office
Johanna Shelton Senior Policy Counsel & Legislative Strategist, Google Inc.
This panel has been approved for 1.0 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits by the Virginia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. Approved CLE credits from Pennsylvania and Virginia may be claimed by attorneys in California, New York, and Illinois as reciprocal credits.
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