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CONTACT: David Fish
July 27, 2004
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U.S. Antitrust Chief at Aspen Summit
Pate to Cover Global Internet Issues, Competition Policy

WASHINGTON D.C. - The head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate, will deliver a policy address on the Internet, its global reach and multi-jurisdictional competition policy enforcement at the 10th annual Aspen Summit sponsored by The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Pate speaks on Monday, August 23, at 10:15 am - the second of a three-day gathering of Internet, technology and policy leaders at the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado.

"The tenth annual Aspen Summit will feature insights and predictions of some of the world's most compelling communications and technology leaders on a topic that concerns everyone - the future of the Internet," said Progress & Freedom Foundation President Raymond L. Gifford. "This is the event of the year for anyone interested in the current state and future of the digital economy."

The agenda includes such topics as security, governance, digital content distribution, layers integration, the 'end-to-end' principle, openness, spam, CALEA and protocols.

Past Aspen Summit speakers include industry leaders Jeff Bezos, Carly Fiorina, Peter Chernin and Ivan Seidenberg; authors Lawrence Lessig, George Gilder and Esther Dyson; as well as leading policymakers and academics. Last year's highlights included presentations by FTC Chairman Timothy Muris and FCC Chairman Michael Powell and a conversation with former Viacom CEO Mel Karmazin led by acclaimed interviewer Charlie Rose. Leading the Silicon Valley contingent was Sybase CEO and Disney board member John Chen. Wired News has compared the Aspen Summit to the annual Davos event in Switzerland and the Renaissance Weekend at Hilton Head.

Further details about the 2004 Aspen Summit will be announced soon. Registration can be accomplished here. Rooms at the St. Regis can be booked here.

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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