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CONTACT: Patrick Ross
July 6, 2005
(202) 289-8928
Friday Grokster Panel Complete
PFF Congressional Seminar to Include Burger's Tech Perspective

WASHINGTON D.C. - A representative of the high-technology community has been added to The Progress & Freedom Foundation Congressional Seminar Friday titled "MGM v. Grokster: What's Next?" Dow, Lohnes & Albertson partner James Burger, who authored a brief in the case, will join Recording Industry Association of America President and General Counsel Cary Sherman, Verizon Communications Associate General Counsel Sarah Deutsch, and Public Knowledge President Gigi Sohn on a panel moderated by PFF Senior Fellow Jim DeLong.

The Congressional Seminar July 8 comes just before Congress returns from its July 4 recess and less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 9-0 decision in MGM v. Grokster. All four panelists will offer their perspectives on what the decision means for intellectual property protection and technological innovation, and what Congress may find itself doing as a result.

Burger is a member of Dow Lohnes' Media, Information and Technologies group, where he specializes in intellectual property. Prior to joining Dow Lohnes in 1997, Burger spent nine years with Apple's legal team, departing as a senior director. He was the counsel of record for Intel Corporation's amicus curiae to the Supreme Court in support of upholding the lower court rulings the plaintiffs were attempting to overturn.

The July 8 event is free and open to the public, and runs from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 1537 of the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Lunch will be served.

Those interested in attending the PFF Congressional Seminar "MGM v. Grokster: What's Next?" should register online. Media questions should be directed to Patrick Ross at 202-289-8928 or Other questions should be directed to Andrea Knutsen 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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