DC Policy Day 2009

Locations

National Geographic Live
1600 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
United States
38° 54' 20.2428" N, 77° 2' 11.724" W
United States

Scheduled just two weeks after the start of a new federal administration, FMC and National Geographic Music and Radio and National Geographic Live! presented a one-day event that will bring laser-beam focus to the core issues emerging in the courts, in Congress, at the FCC and the Copyright Office.

Scheduled just two weeks after the start of a new federal administration, FMC and National Geographic Music and Radio and National Geographic Live! presented a one-day event that brought laser-beam focus to the core issues emerging in the courts, in Congress, at the FCC and the Copyright Office.

Policy Day 2009 took place on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 and provided musicians, technologists, legal experts, policymakers and advocates with the opportunity to participate in discussions about how changes in the policy landscape could affect creators and music fans.

Keynote Address

Michael J. Copps Acting Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Speakers and Panelists

David Beal President, National Geographic Entertainment
Michael Bracy Policy Director, Future of Music Coalition
Bryan Calhoun Vice President, New Media & External Affairs, SoundExchange
Rick Carnes President, Songwriters Guild of America
David Carson General Counsel, US Copyright Office
Parul Desai Associate Director, Media Access Project
Peter Gordon President, Thirsty Ear Recordings
Randy Hawke Operations Manager, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Peter Jenner President Emeritus, IMMF
Zahavah Levine Chief Counsel, YouTube
Steve Marks Executive VP and General Counsel, RIAA
Walter McDonough General Counsel, Future of Music Coalition
Sascha Meinrath Research Director, Wireless Future Program, New America Foundation
Justin Ouellette CEO & Founder, Muxtape
Alec Ounsworth Musician, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Michael Petricone Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association
Hal Ponder Director of Government Relations, American Federation of Musicians
Ben Scott Policy Director, Free Press
Hank Shocklee Music Industry Producer, Founder of Public Enemy, President of Shocklee Entertainment
Derek Sivers Founder, CD Baby
Gigi Sohn President, Public Knowledge
Frannie Wellings Legislative Assistant, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
Brian Austin Whitney Founder, Just Plain Folks
Brian Zisk Technologies Director, Future of Music Coalition

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