Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fun, file sharers and the law

Pangloss is off speaking again :

2pm-5.30pm 19 March 2008
The Old Theatre, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2

Is home downloading killing music? Should Internet Service Providers monitor customers to try and spot copyright infringement, and disconnect downloaders? Do musicians need new laws to benefit from the opportunities of the Internet?

Join us at this FREE event to debate these questions and more with leading copyright thinkers from the music world, government, consumer groups and universities. Confirmed speakers include John Kennedy (CEO of IFPI), Becky Hogge (Open Rights Group), Lilian Edwards (Southampton University), Rufus Pollock (Cambridge University) and Michelle Childs (Knowledge Ecology International). Find out more and register here.

Pangloss is talking about the role of ISPs and other intermediaries in enforcing rules against filesharing and the impact this may have on citizens, users and consumers. THis is rather fun timing given both the Promusicae case discussed here recently and this much-blogged announcement yesterday - so I will save my commentary till March :)

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