Bill Sobel 
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Wednesday December 8, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

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Congressional Meeting Room South 
Capitol Visitors Center
United States Capitol
East Capitol Circle
Washington, DC 20004

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"Copyright and the Economics of Creativity" 

The Digital Age is changing the face of content creation and distribution. Crowd sourcing for the creation of product or writing of books is all the rage. Software platforms are allowing non-computer programmers to create their own mobile applications. Journalists, writers, artists, musicians can publish their work in one location, or one hundred, and online content distributors sometimes take copyrighted work and redistribute it without the creators' permission.  Does the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 sufficiently meet the demands of the digital age? Are government policies properly managing rights distribution and ownership of created works? What are future trends in the evolution of Digital Media that legislators need to keep in mind?

These and other questions will be addressed during this session.



Jon Baumgarten: Partner in the firm Proskauer Rose LLP and a specialist in copyright, digital life and intellectual property


Stan McCoy: Assistant United States Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation


Tim Shey: Co-Founder of Next New Networks, the leading independent producer of online television networks


Jason Williams: President of JWM Productions LLC, an Emmy award winning producer of programs for National Geographic, Discovery Networks, PBS and TBS to name a few.



Ellis Henican: Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for New York Newsday, amNewYork and political commentator for the Fox News Channel





The United States Capitol

CVC/Congressional Meeting Room South

East Capitol Circle

Washington, DC 20004





About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global rights broker for millions of the world's most sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC promotes the seamless sharing of knowledge by creating innovative licensing solutions that let academic institutions, businesses, government agencies, and individuals quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials while compensating authors, publishers, and other content creators for the use of their works. For more information, visit


About SobelMedia

SobelMedia is a digital media connections and innovative content company. We represent a network of board level contacts, entrepreneurs, and professional advisors in business solutions, information technology and social media in a variety of industries with an emphasis on media, entertainment and related technologies. Through partnerships with companies such as Samsung Corporation, Columbia University and SUNY, to name a few, We organize networking events to identify potential opportunities, establish executive level contacts, and develop business relationships for technology innovators. 

Special Thanks to Congressman Steve Israel and the staff of the Capitol Visitors Center

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