Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Copyright Event this Week

The FCC and the Copyright Alliance (a non-profit group aimed at helping to protect artists' rights under copyright law) are combining for a workshop in person and online.

On Thursday, September 17th, 2009, The Role of Content in the Broadband Ecosystem will take place. Its website is: http://www.broadband.gov/ws_bb_ecosystem.html

The event is fully interactive - notice that the FCC is now on Twitter - and questions will be accepted from the room and from the web.

This workshop will address issues pertaining to online content and its role in the broadband ecosystem. Questions to be addressed include:

  • How does the illegal copying of online content impact job creation in sectors of the economy that produce digital content?
  • What measures should be taken to address piracy and other mechanisms for illegal delivery of content? What agencies should have jurisdiction?
  • What are the tradeoffs between content protection and innovation in industries other than content?
  • Are there business and regulatory models that preserve innovation, increase consumer choice, and deliver economic returns to content owners?
  • What are other countries doing to protect content online and to encourage the availability of content that may help drive broadband adoption? What are the best practices in these areas?
  • Do measures to address piracy have the potential to raise barriers to market entry by, for instance, making it more difficult to market their products?
I hope you are able to join this event.


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