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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
August 6, 2008
(202) 289-8928
Online Copyright Enforcement Discussed at Aspen
Panel Will Discuss Improving Enforcement Mechanisms

WASHINGTON D.C. - The widespread proliferation of online content distribution, both authorized and unauthorized, has created new questions regarding enforcement of copyrights. Is the current system of individual enforcement directed at the end-user working? What are the appropriate roles of the copyright holder, the Internet service provider, and the end-user? Are some solutions being proposed in other nations viable options? Participants in the panel "Copyright Enforcement Online: Can We Do Better?" will discuss these and related issues at the 2008 Aspen Summit hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

Panelists will include:

  • Jonathan Band, Owner,
  • James Burger, Member, Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • Michael O'Leary, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel for Federal Affairs and Policy, Motion Picture Association of America
  • Shira Perlmutter, Executive Vice-President Global Legal Policy, IFPI
  • Jule Sigall, Senior Policy Counsel, Copyrights and Trademarks, Microsoft

Speakers at this year's Aspen Summit include Verizon's Chief Technology Officer, Richard Lynch; Patrick J. Esser, President of Cox Communications Inc.; and Richard W. Fisher, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The Chairman's Dinner speaker will be Citizens Communications President and CEO, Maggie Wilderotter.

The 2008 PFF Aspen Summit will be held August 17th - 19th at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. Further details, including the agenda, can be found on our web site and registration can be performed online. Questions should be directed to Allison Bringardner at or (202)289-8928. Members of the media are always welcome to attend and should contact Amy Smorodin at or (202)289-8928.

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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