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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
October 17 , 2006
(202) 289-8928
Panel Complete for Copyright Discussion
PFF Hosts Senior Hill Staff to Discuss IP Reform

WASHINGTON D.C. - A bipartisan panel has been finalized for The Progress & Freedom Foundation's next Congressional Seminar, "Copyright 'Modernization': What is the Agenda on Capitol Hill?" The panel, comprised of senior Hill staff with extensive experience in intellectual property issues, will discuss pertinent copyright legislation pending in this Congress as well as possible agendas for the next Congress. The event will be held this Friday, October 20th at the Rayburn House Office Building.

The latest panelist to be added to the event is Amy Levine, Legislative Counsel for Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.). Boucher, active in copyright issues, is the only member of Congress to belong to both the House Commerce and Judiciary Committees. Levine will join on the panel Joe Keeley, Majority Staff Counsel for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property. The House Judiciary Committee this Congress has also actively considered legislation concerning orphan works, the analog hole and music licensing issues.

Levine and Keeley will be joined by David Jones, Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee Majority Staff. Jones has assisted Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and examined a number of key copyright issues this Congress through hearings and other actions, including the analog hole, licensing reform for Sections 114 and 115 of the Copyright Act, and orphan works. The panel will be moderated by Patrick Ross, PFF Senior Fellow and Vice President of Communications & External Affairs.

"Copyright 'Modernization': What is the Agenda on Capitol Hill?" runs from noon to 2pm on Friday, October 20th in Room B-354 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Lunch will be served. Those wishing to attend can register online. General questions can be addressed to Eileen Goulding at 202-289-8928 or Media enquiries can be addressed to Amy Smorodin 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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