First Annual P2P Litigation Summit Registration Form
Chicago, Unknown
Thursday, November 3, 2005 8:15 AM (Central Standard Time)
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Northwestern University School of Law
Lincoln Hall
357 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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Conference details:
In September 2003 the Recording Industry Association of America filed the first wave of lawsuits against individual peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharers. Two years and 14,000 lawsuits later, both P2P file-sharing and file-sharing litigation continue unabated, and members of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) are now suing individual and Internet users as well. It's time to step back and consider where this litigation has been, where it's going, and whether there is a better way.

This one-day conference will cover these salient legal issues. This First Annual P2P Litigation Summit brings together public and private defense attorneys, clients, investigators, advocates and academics for their views on the latest developments in peer-to-peer litigation through panel discussions and presentations.

Speakers will address such questions as:
How do the RIAA and MPAA go about identifying plaintiffs?
What are the most effective legal strategies and tactics?
Is it better to settle immediately, or fight it out in the courts?
What is the role of ISPs in this quagmire?
Should Congress step in and, if so, what legislation is needed?

Audience members will be strongly encouraged to share their experiences.

P2P Litigation Summit Agenda
8:15 – 9:00  Registration and Social, Lincoln Hall
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 BayTSP, Inc
Randy Cadenhead, Corporate Privacy Counsel, Cox Communications

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 U.S. 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, LLP

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

Charles Lee Mudd Jr., Privacy Resolutions, P.C.
John T. Hermann, Law Office of John T. Hermann

Sponsors: Privacy Resolutions, P.C. and Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Waiver and Release

You understand that Privacy Resolutions P.C. dba Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. and its agents shall not be responsible for any damages should the event be cancelled. By registering for the event, you assume all responsibility for travel arrangements. Should the event be cancelled, refunds will be provided minus any administration and handling fees. We recommend obtaining refundable or exchangeable plane tickets and accommodations. In no case shall Privacy Resolutions P.C. dba Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. and/or its agents be responsible for damages exceeding the registration fee.

Refund Policy

Due to the nature of the conference and reliance upon the number of individual registrants, cancellations shall be permitted up to October 20, 2005 with only an administrative fee. No refunds or cancellations shall be permitted after October 20, 2005. In the event you cannot attend, substitutions are permissible.

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