Press Release — Artists & Technology

NEWS ADVISORY
March 26, 2001
CONTACT: Geoffrey Baum (213) 821-1491

Leaders from entertainment, law & government join debate

SUMMIT ON TECHNOLOGY AND THE OWNERSHIP OF CREATIVE CONTENT AT USC ANNENBERG

LOS ANGELES — In response to one of the biggest issues facing Hollywood and the entire arts and entertainment industry, leaders from entertainment, government and the legal profession will convene at USC Annenberg for a summit to consider the issues and solutions to the conflicts between creators and distributors of artistic content.

WHAT:
Summit on Artists, Technology and the Ownership of Creative Content

WHEN:
Saturday, March 31, 2001
8:30 am ? 4:00 pm

WHERE:
USC Annenberg Auditorium
University of Southern California
3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089

WHO:
Law & Government Leaders (partial listing):
Erwin Chemerinsky, USC Law School
Edward Damich, US Federal Claims Court Judge
Marybeth Peters, US Copyright Office Register
John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff

Artists and Entertainment Industry Leaders (partial listing):
John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder
Marilyn Bergman, American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers (ASCAP) President & Chairman
Jared Jussim, Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive VP
Paul Mazursky, Film Director
Nicholas Meyer, Film Director & Screenwriter
Elliot Silverstein, Artists Rights Foundation President

For details and a complete schedule, visit entertainment.usc.edu. The summit is not open to the general public. For information about attendance, call 213-821-1343. For interview requests or other media inquiries, please call 213-821-1491.

The summit has been organized by a broad coalition of organizations from USC, including Annenberg?s Norman Lear Center, the Law School, the Center for Communications Law and Policy, the School of Fine Arts, as well as the Artists Rights Foundation. The event has also received support from former California State Senator Alan Sieroty.

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