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Digital Music Forum West 2009

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a proud sponsor of the Digital Music Forum West, presented by Digital Media Wire.

From the Digital Music Forum West web site:

Over 300 of the most influential decision-makers in the music industry gather in Los Angeles each year for this incredible 2-day deal-makers forum to network, do deals, and share ideas about the business. Digital Music Forum West – now in its 4th year – features a lively and fun debate on timely cutting-edge business topics, demos as well unrivaled access to some of the most progressive companies in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond. We invite you to join us at this year's event and take part in the discussion. The event is designed to be interactive like the world we live in giving delegates the opportunity to share their ideas live at the event via text message and in moderated roundtable meetings.

Agenda Highlight

On Thursday, October 8 at 11:40AM - PANEL 2: THE DIGITAL COPYRIGHT DEBATE

We've all heard the arguments before: From technology companies, who say that existing copyright laws are obsolete and need to be reformed to allow for innovation in the digital age, to rights’ holders, who say that strict enforcement of existing laws is necessary to curb piracy and protect their right to be fairly compensated for their hard work and investments. This panel will discuss the current status of the debate over digital copyrights. What are the latest legal and policy developments? What needs to happen so that artists can live off their creativity, labels and publishers can see a fair return on their investments, technology companies have an incentive to innovate and receive a fair share of the pie and music fans can satisfy their current hunger for and exploration of new and/or alternative music?

Panelists include:

Jim Griffin, Founder, Choruss / Advisor, Warner Music Group
John Rudolph, CEO, Bug Music / Board Member, NMPA
Jonathan Potter, Executive Director, Digital Media Association
Michael Petricone, SVP, Gov't Affairs, CEA

Moderator: Lawrence Kenswil, Of Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP