Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Agenda for First Annual P2P Litigation Summit

First Annual P2P Litigation Summit

When: Thursday, November 3, 2005

Where: Lincoln Hall, Northwestern University School of Law
Downtown Chicago Campus

Cost: $150.00 per person

Registration and information


8:15 – 9:00 Registration and Social
Coffee and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome and Overview
Charles Lee Mudd Jr., Privacy Resolutions P.C.

9:05 – 9:25 Defendant speaks: David Andora, Defendant
Virgin Records International, et al. v. David Andora,
04 C 7470, N.D., Illinois.

9:30 – 11:00 Panel I: Broadening the Landscape
Too-often, debates about file-sharing focus exclusively on the views and actions of US-based content providers and music/video fans. This panel will offer diverse perspectives that are sometimes forgotten. Panelists will explore the pros and cons of litigation against end-users as opposed to intermediaries, the role of Internet Service Providers in the file-sharing litigation, and the role of private investigators in identifying potential defendants and building legal cases.

Moderator: Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Mark Ishikawa, CEO, Bay TSP, Inc.
Randy Cadenhead, Corporate Privacy Counsel, Cox Communications
Doug Lichtman, University of Chicago Law School

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:45 Panel II: Escaping the Litigation Quagmire: Searching for Alternative Means to Reduce Infringement and Litigation

Two years and 14,000 lawsuits after the RIAA filed the first wave of cases against P2P file-sharing music fans, both file-sharing and file-sharing litigation continue unabated. Panelists will discuss alternative approaches, from voluntary collective licensing to legislative intervention, and compare US approaches to those of neighboring jurisdictions, such as Canada and the European Union.

Moderator: Charles Lee Mudd Jr.,
Privacy Resolutions P.C.

Derek Slater, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Alex Cameron, Faculty of Law, University of Ottowa
Henry Perritt, Jr., Chicago-Kent College of Law

12:45 – 1:45 Lunch
Lowden Hall

1:45 – 3:15 Panel III: Litigation Update

Panelists will discuss recent decisions and events on the litigation landscape. Which legal strategies are working in the courts? Which are not? Audience members are strongly encouraged to share their experiences.

Moderator: Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Paul Levy, Public Citizen Litigation Group
Aden Fine, American Civil Liberties Union
Ray Beckerman, Beldock, Levine & Hoffman, LLC

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:30 Panel IV: Settlement v. Litigation

Panelists will discuss settlement strategies, settlement agreements and the viability of choosing to litigate instead. What is the formula for current settlement demands? What circumstances give rise to flexibility? Is litigation worthwhile in light of litigation developments? What is the future for mass settlement support centers? What are some of the key issues within existing settlement agreements? Audience members will be strongly encouraged to share their experiences.

Moderator: Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Eli Eilbott, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.
Charles Lee Mudd, Jr., Privacy Resolutions P.C.
John T. Hermann, Law Office of John T. Hermann
Charles S. Baker, Porter & Hedges, LLP

For further information:

Contact: Katherine Mudd
Phone: 773-588-5410
Email: katherine@redmonarch.com


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