The Recording Industry vs. The People is reporting on the First Annual Peer to Peer litigation summit that will take place on November 3rd 2005. Here is the information from the site...
First Annual Peer-to-Peer Litigation Summit
When: November 3, 2005
Where: Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, IL
In September 2003, members of the Recording Association of America filed the first wave of lawsuits against individual peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharers. Two years and 14,000 lawsuits later, both P2P file-sharing and file-sharing litigation continue unabated, and members of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) are now suing individual Internet users as well. It's time to step back and consider where this litigation has been, where it's going, and whether there is a better way.
This one-day conference brings together public and private defense attorneys, clients, investigators, advocates and academics to discuss the latest developments in peer-to-peer litigation. How do the RIAA and MPAA go about identifying plaintiffs? What are the most effective legal strategies
and tactics? Is it better to settle immediately, or fight it out in the courts? How is this impacting the individuals sued? What is the role of ISPs in this quagmire? Should Congress step in and, if so, what legislation is needed? Are there other ways to compensate authors for their works? Panelists will address these topics and more. Audience members will be strongly encouraged to share their experiences as well.
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