State of the Net Conference, Hyatt Regency
January 31, 2007, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Technology Exhibits
8:30 am Welcome Introduction by Jerry Berman
Conference Keynote by Congressman Rick Boucher, Congressional Internet Caucus Co-Chair [View Video]

9:20 am General Session: Telecom Policy Issues

Global Broadband Rankings: Is the US Falling Behind or Positioned to Leap Forward? [View Video]
- George Ford, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies [bio]
- Mark Lloyd, Center for American Progress [bio]
- Taylor Reynolds, OECD [bio]
- Scott Wallsten, Progress and Freedom Foundation [bio]
- Roger Cochetti (moderator), CompTIA [bio]

10:30 am General Session: Intellectual Property and Innovation

User-Generated Content - Can Copyright Tolerate Mixing & Mashing? [View Video]
- Jim DeLong, Progress & Freedom Foundation [bio]
- Rob Pegoraro, The Washington Post (moderator) [bio]
- Pam Samuelson, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology [bio]
- Steven Starr, [bio]

11:30 am Breakout Sessions

Digital Music Licensing: Is Anyone Really Happy?
- David Israelite, National Music Publishers' Association [bio]
- Steve Marks, Recording Industry Association of America [bio]
- Walter McDonough, Future of Music Coalition [bio]
- Michael Petricone, Consumer Electronics Association [bio]
- Greg Piper, Washington Internet Daily (moderator)
- Jonathan Potter, Digital Media Association [bio]

Child Safety on Web 2.0: Who Should Protect Our Kids? [Listen to Audio]
- Anne Collier, [bio]
- Chuck Cosson, Microsoft [bio]
- Tim Lordan, Internet Education Foundation, (moderator) [bio]
- Mark MacCarthy, Visa [bio]
- Margaret Moran, Member, UK Parliament [bio]
- Adam Thierer, Progress & Freedom Foundation [bio]

Academic Discussion on "Net Neutrality?" [Listen to Audio]
- David Farber, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University [bio]
- David P. Reed, M.I.T. Media Laboratory [bio]
- Timothy Wu, Colombia University Law School [bio]
- Christopher Yoo, Technology & Entertainment Law Program, Vanderbilt University [bio]
- Rob Atkinson, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (moderator) [bio]

12:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Discussion Featuring Bruce Chizen, CEO, Adobe Systems Inc. [Bio] and Rick White, Co-Founder, Congressional Internet Caucus [Bio]
[View Video]
1:30 pm General Session: Trust, Privacy, and Security

Anatomy of a Cyber-Crime: Challenges & Solutions [View Video]
- Scott Charney, Microsoft [bio]
- Lord Toby Harris, Member, UK Parliament [bio]
- Christopher Painter, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Department of Justice [bio]
- Ari Schwartz, Center for Democracy & Technology (moderator) [bio]
- Chris Young, RSA, The Security Division of EMC [bio]

How has technology and the Internet changed the way we connect, contribute, and communicate? [Listen to Audio]
- Bradley Horowitz, Yahoo! [bio]
- Marilyn O'Connell, Verizon [bio]
- former Congressman Rick White, Wood Bay Group and Co-Founder, Congressional Internet Caucus (moderator) [bio]

2:30 pm Breakout Sessions

Marketing Privacy: How is the Marketplace for Privacy Working?
- Jerry Cerasale, Direct Marketing Association [bio]
- Philip Dunne, Member, UK Parliament [bio]
- Chris Hoofnagle, Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at University of California, Berkeley [bio]
- Fran Maier, TRUSTe [bio]
- Ira Rubinstein, Microsoft [bio]

Patents: A Look Ahead to the Future [Listen to Audio]
- Aaron Cooper, Senate Judiciary Committee (majority) [bio]
- Amy Levine, Congressman Rick Boucher [bio]
- Deputy Director Stephen Pinkos, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [bio]
- Branden Ritchie, Congressman Bob Goodlatte
- Ryan Triplette, Senate Judiciary Committee (minority)

Can Green Energy Save the Internet? [Listen to Audio]
- Andrew Fanara, Environmental Protection Agency [bio]
- Dick Sullivan, EMC [bio]
- Larry Vertal, AMD [bio]
- Joe Tasker (moderator), ITAA [bio]

3:30 pm Closing General Session: International Policy Perspectives

Borders and Internet Governance: Challenges for Businesses Operating Abroad [Listen to Audio]
- Jeff Campbell, Cisco [bio]
- Steve DelBianco, Association for Competitive Technology [bio]
- Tom Galvin, 463 Communications (moderator) [bio]
- Ambassador David Gross, U.S. State Department [bio]
- Leslie Harris, Center for Democracy & Technology [bio]
- Andrew McLaughlin, Google [bio]
- Rt. Hon. Alun Michael, Member, UK Parliament [bio]

5:00 pm Tenth Annual Internet Caucus Kickoff Technology Fair
(Free Admission)
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

Conference Technology Exhibitors

- Digital Freedom Campaign
- Digital Media Association
- Direct Marketing Association
- Institute for Policy Innovation
- Lenovo
- Symantec

Danielle Yates at or 202-638-4370 for more information.