Aspen Breakout Sessions Address Key Policy Issues

Aspen Breakout Sessions Address Key Policy Issues

Aspen Breakout Sessions Address Key Policy Issues
Topics: Music Licensing, IP and Competition Policy
and Unlicensed Spectrum

The Technology Policy Institute has confirmed participants for the 2015 Aspen Forum breakout sessions. The three informal, off-the-record breakout sessions will cover the pertinent topics of music licensing, intellectual property and competition policy, and unlicensed spectrum. The Aspen Forum is scheduled for August 16 – 18 and registration can still be performed online.

The session, “Music Licensing: Moving to the Digital Era” will be moderated by Michael Smith, Technology Policy Institute Senior Adjunct Fellow and Professor of Information Systems and Marketing at Carnegie Mellon University. Participants include:

Steve Benè, General Counsel, Pandora

Michael Huppe, ‎President and Chief Executive Officer, SoundExchange

Casey Rae, Chief Executive Officer, Future of Music Coalition

Lawrence White, Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

Stephen Worth, ‎Senior Corporate Counsel, Digital Music, Amazon

Intellectual Property, Standard Setting Organizations and Competition Policy” will be moderated by Technology Policy Institute President and Senior Fellow Thomas Lenard. Speakers include:

John Duffy, Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

The Honorable F. Scott Kieff, Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission

The Honorable William Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center, George Washington University Law School

Nancy Rose, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Laurie Self, Vice President and Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm Inc.

The Honorable Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; former Member, Council of Economic Advisers

Scott Wallsten, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute will moderate the session, “Emerging Issues in Unlicensed Spectrum.” Confirmed presenters are:

David Don, Vice President for Regulatory Policy, Comcast Corporation

David Goldman, Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Kathleen Ham, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile USA

Staci Pies, Senior Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel, Google

Peter Pitsch, Associate General Counsel and Executive Director, Communications Policy, Intel Corporation

Gregory Rosston, Deputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Co-Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University

Click here for the most recent 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

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