Prof. Peter K. Yu

Professor of Law

Professor of Communication

Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Texas A&M University


 

 

conferences

 

5th Annual Quello Communications

Policy & Law Symposium

 

HARNESSING THE SWARM: BUSINESS STRATEGIES, RIGHTS MANAGEMENT AND POLICY FOR THE NEW MEDIA

 

J.W. Marriott Hotel

Washington, D.C.

 

February 24-25, 2004

 

Co-organized with

James H. and Mary B. Quello Center

for Telecommunication Management and Law

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Digitalization and new information and communication technologies are rapidly transforming the economics of the media and communication industries. Disruptive technologies challenge fixed and wireless platform providers, and massive file-sharing threatens content providers' profits. The challenges ahead can only be addressed successfully if platform providers, content providers, policy makers and users engage in a dialogue to better understand each other's concerns and visions. This conference showcases the latest thinking on these issues and provides opportunities to network with experts who are shaping the future of the new communications industries.

 

SCHEDULE

 

February 24, 2004
 

6:30

Welcome

  • Prof. Steven S. Wildman, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University & Director, James H. and Mary B. Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law

6:45

Balancing Business, Consumer and Citizen Interests in the Digital Society

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law & Faculty Associate, James H. and Mary B. Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law

Speakers:

  • Fritz E. Attaway, Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Washington General Counsel, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)

  • Steven Marks, Senior Vice President Business and Legal Affairs, Recording Industry Association of America

  • Alan Davidson, Associate Director, Center for Democracy and Technology

  • Stevan D. Mitchell, Vice President, Intellectual Property, Interactive Digital Software Association

  • Amy Nathan, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, Federal Communications Commission

  • Mike Godwin, Senior Technology Consultant, Public Knowledge

8:00

Reception

 

February 25, 2004

 

9:00

Welcome and Introduction of the Symposium Theme

  • Dean Terence Blackburn, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law

  • Prof. Johannes M. Bauer, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University & Executive Director, Quello Center for Telecommunication Management & Law

9:15

Opening Keynote Address

  • Eli M. Noam, Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia University and Director, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information

"The Internet: Still Open and Competitive? New Media Ownership Trends in America "

10:00

Networking Break

 

10:30

Infrastructure Strategy and Policy in the Presence of Disruptive Technologies (VOIP, WiFi)

 

Moderator:

  • Robert Nelson, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission

Keynote Address:

  • Michael J. Copps, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Speakers:

  • Michael L. Katz, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley

  • Robert Calaff, Director, Federal Policy, T-Mobile

  • Jeffrey A. Citron, Chairman and CEO, Vonage

12:10

Lunch and Luncheon Keynote

 

Introduction of the Speaker

  • James H. Quello, Former Commissioner and Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

  • The Hon. Daniel Inouye, Senator, Hawaii

Luncheon Keynote

  • The Hon. Ted Stevens, Senator, Alaska

1:30

Information and Entertainment Industries in the Age of Digital Technologies

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Steven S. Wildman, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University

Speakers:

  • Harold L. Vogel, CEO, Vogel Capital Management

  • Pat Mullen, President and CEO, Tribune Broadcasting

  • Simon Emery, Business Software Alliance

  • Sarah B. Deutsch, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Verizon Communications

  • James M. Burger, Partner, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, PLLC

3:10

Networking Break

 

3:40

Digital Rights Management Without Apology

 

Moderator:

  • Declan McCullagh, Chief Political Correspondent, CNET News.com

Speakers:

  • Edward W. Felten, Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

  • Sandra Aistars, Intellectual Property Counsel, Time Warner, Inc.

  • Prof. David Post, Temple University Law School

  • Prof. Stuart Biegel, School of Law and Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California at Los Angeles

5:20

Closing Remarks

  • Prof. Steven S. Wildman, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University & Director, James H. and Mary B. Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law

5:30 Conference Adjourned

 

SYMPOSIUM ISSUE

 

2005 Mich. St. L. Rev. 309332

 

Michael J. Copps, Disruptive Technology . . . Disruptive Regulation, 2005 Mich. St. L. Rev. 309

 

Declan Mccullagh & Milana Homsi, Leave DRM Alone: A Survey of Legislative Proposals Relating to Digital Rights Management Technology and Their Problems, 2005 Mich. St. L. Rev. 317

 

Harold L. Vogel, Disruptive Technologies and Disruptive Thinking, 2005 Mich. St. L. Rev. 329

 
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