Did you miss the Aspen Forum this year? Or, do you just want to watch some of the panels again? Videos of the panels and keynotes from the 2014 event are now up on the TPI website.
Some highlights from Monday night and Tuesday:
Comcast’s David Cohen was the Monday night dinner speaker. In front of a packed room, Cohen spoke about the benefits of the Comcast/TWC deal, vertical and horizontal integration in the industry in general, and even revealed what keeps him up at night (hint: it’s not the communications industry). His speech can be viewed here.
First up on Monday morning was a panel on copyright moderated by Mike Smith, TPI Senior Adjunct Fellow and Professor at Carnegie Mellon. “Copyright Protection: Government vs. Voluntary Arrangements” featured Robert Brauneis from GW Law School, the Center for Copyright Information’s Jill Lesser, Jeff Lowenstein from the Office of Congressman Schiff, Shira Perlmutter from USPTO and NYU’s Chris Sprigman. Panelists discussed the copyright alert system, the state of the creative market in general, and the perennial question of what can be done to reduce piracy. Video of the spirited panel can be viewed here.
Next up was the panel, “Internet Governance in Transition: What’s the Destination?” moderated by Amb. David Gross. The pretty impressive group of speakers discussed issues surrounding the transition of ICANN away from the loose oversight provided by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Participants were ICANN Chair Steve Crocker, Reinhard Wieck from Deutsche Telekom, Shane Tews from AEI, Amb. Daniel Sepulveda, the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, and NYU’s Lawrence White. Video is here.
Finally, the Forum concluded with a panel on “Data and Trade,” moderated by TPI’s Scott Wallsten. The panelists discussed how cybersecurity, local privacy laws, and national security issues are barriers to digital trade. Speakers were USITC Chairman Meredith Broadbent, Anupam Chander from University of CA, Davis, PPI’s Michael Mandel, Joshua Meltzer from Brookings, and Facebook’s Matthew Perault. Video of the discussion is here.
We hope all attendees and participants at the TPI Aspen Forum found it interesting, educational, and enjoyable. We hope to see you next year!