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April 11, 2002
CONTACT: David Fish
(202) 289-8928

Rogan & Music Execs at April 18 Conference
Event Brings Together Major On-Line Content Providers 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property James Rogan will join executives of major on-line music and recording industry companies at an April 18 conference, “Digital On-Line Content: Creating a Market That Works.” Co-sponsored by The Progress & Freedom Foundation and George Mason University’s National Center for Technology and the Law, the event will be held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Rogan delivers the keynote address after an introduction by Foundation President Jeffrey A. Eisenach at 9:00 a.m. At 9:45 a.m., the first panel discussion, “The Emerging Market for Online Music,” features industry executives: Sean Ryan, CEO of; Jim Long, President & CEO of RioPort, Inc.; Ted Cohen, VP of New Media at EMI Recorded Music; Michael Bebel, COO of pressplay and Mark Mooradian, Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development at MusicNet.

At 11 a.m., the second panel discussion, “The Digital Challenge to Intellectual Property Rights,” includes academics and policy experts: Dr. Harold Furchtgott-Roth, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; Michael Remington, adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law; Dr. Michael Einhorn, adjunct professor of Economics at Fordham University and principal at LECG, LLC, and Alan Tramposch, Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Program at George Mason University School of Law.

“The market for rich digital on-line content – music and video – represents the crucial ‘demand side’ of a next-generation, broadband-enabled Internet, the key to renewed IT sector growth,” Eisenach said. “The conference will focus on where the marketplace is today and what policymakers can do – or not do – to facilitate its continued growth.”

The event is open to the public. Those wishing to attend should contact Eileen Goulding at 202-289-8928 or Members of the media should contact David Fish at 202-289-8928 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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