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April 16, 2002
CONTACT: David Fish
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Goodlatte to Deliver April 18 Address
Conference Brings Together On-Line Content Providers, Officials

WASHINGTON, D.C. - One of Congress’ foremost experts on Internet and high-tech issues, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, delivers the luncheon address 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 features a keynote by Undersecretary of Commerce James Rogan and comments from executives of major online music companies. The conference will be held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Rogan delivers the keynote 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, Alan Tramposch, Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Program at George Mason University School of Law and Deborah Rose, Counsel, House Judiciary Committee. Goodlatte delivers the luncheon address at 12:15 p.m.

“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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