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Aspen Breakout Sessions Address Key Policy Issues

Aspen Breakout Sessions Address Key Policy Issues

Topics Include Cybersecurity, Copyright and Piracy, and The Future of Internet Economics

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

July 31, 2012 – The Technology Policy Institute has confirmed presenters for the 2012 Aspen Forum breakout sessions. The three informal, off-the-record breakout sessions will cover the pertinent topics of copyright and piracy, cybersecurity, and the economics of internet infrastructure, content, and applications. The Aspen Forum is scheduled for August 19 – 21.

The session “Cybersecurity: Public and Private Roles” will be moderated by Shane Tews, Vice President of Global Public Policy at VeriSign. Tews will guide the timely discussion and will cover such topics as current cybersecurity efforts and legislation. Participants include:

Thomas Corcoran, Senior Policy Advisor, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives

Alan Charles Raul, Global Coordinator, Data Security and Information Law, Sidley Austin

Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow, China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Suzanne Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“Copyright and Piracy after SOPA/PIPA: Finding Common Ground” will be moderated by Joe Waz, President of Altura West LLC. Participants from both sides of the debate will discuss how to move forward on copyright protection online. Speakers include:

Meredith A. Baker, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, NBCUniversal

Stan Liebowitz, Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Dallas

Jill Lesser, Executive Director, Center for Copyright Information

Daniel Raimer, Chief Legal Officer, RapidShare

Michael D. Smith, Professor of Information Systems and Marketing, Co-Director, Center for Digital Media Research, Carnegie Mellon University

Chris Sprigman, Class of 1963 Research Professor, University of Virginia School of Law

Scott Wallsten, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute will moderate the session, “The Future of Internet Economics.” Confirmed presenters are:

Rebecca Arbogast, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Comcast Corporation

Harold Feld, Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge

Shane Greenstein, Kellogg Chair of Information Technology, Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Kathleen O’Brien Ham, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Fernando Laguarda, Vice President, External Affairs and Policy Counselor, Time Warner Cable

Gregory L. Rosston, Deputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Deputy Director, Public Policy, Stanford University

Click here for the complete Aspen Forum agenda.

Registration for the Aspen Forum can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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