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A colorful digital music conference coming up

Written by Jari Ketola @ 09 Jan 2001 14:19

The first annual Coalition for the Future of Music Policy Conference will take place Wenesday and Thursday in Washington DC. The choice of venue represents the shift from courtrooms to the chambers of Congress.
On the schedule are issues like fair use policy, the digital-copyright law, the collection of digital royalties and post-Napster legal landscape. One panel pairs the head of a much-hyped new audio-encryption standard with the Princeton professor whose students claim to have cracked its code.

The conference was put together by a group calling itself the Future of Music Coalition, whose Web site features a spiky manifesto calling major record labels ``exploiters'' and claiming the Recording Industry Association of America, the powerful industry lobbying group, cannot be trusted to represent artists.

The conference has signed up 750 attendees, including 300 musicians. RIAA President Hilary Rosen is also scheduled to speak.

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