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Inventing the Post-Web World
The O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer and
Web Services Conference

Washington, D.C. -- November 5-8, 2001
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Session

The Emergent Computing Policy Roundtable

Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Ed Black, Computer & Communications Industry Association
Michael Bracy, Director, Government Relations, Future of Music Coalition
Manus Cooney, VP for Corporate & Policy Development, Napster
Peter Jaszi, Digital Future Coalition
Michael R. Nelson, Director, Internet Technology and Strategy, IBM Corporation
Marc Pearl, Shaw Pittman
Jon Potter, Digital Media Association (DiMA)
Marc Rotenberg, EPIC
Mary Rundle, World Trade Organization
Fred von Lohmann, Senior Staff Attorney, Intellectual Property, EFF

Track: Legislative/DRM
Date: Monday, November 05
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Washington Ballroom

Peer-to-peer computing and web services bring fundamental shifts to information and entertainment services-with major legal, social, and moral repercussions. Tim O'Reilly brings together legal, political, and technology experts for a no-holds-barred discussion of the promise and perils of P2P and web services. An audience Q&A follows the formal roundtable discussion.

Roundtable participants will discuss such issues as:

Will we hold technology makers responsible for the activities of all technology users? If not, how will we control the tools?

Do DMCA limitations on breaking encryption schemes represent an unreasonable limit on innovation and fair use, or needed protections against dangerous crackers?

How should the DMCA apply to technologies that have many uses, only some of which threaten copyright owners?

Does MP3 filesharing on Napster represent widespread disregard for the rights of copyright owners? Is the Napster lawsuit an attempt to increase content providers' ability to control new distribution technologies?

Are consumers better off with digital access to music, movies, and books? Or are personal and fair use rights being eroded?


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