State of the Net Conference 01/18/11

About the Conference | Agenda | Speakers | Onsite registration will be available on January 18 and 19 at the Hyatt Regency | 2010 Conference


Tuesday, January 18, 2011
11:30 am Rooting Out Online Copyright Pirates with COICA: Will It Work?

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A focused discussion on measures specifically dealing with online copyright infringement through legislation, most notably Senator Leahy's "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act." Included will be an educational background on what law enforcement measures exist and how they are invoked legally and technically. These measures include seizing and removing domain names from the Internet's directories, instructing ISPs to block certain Web addresses from their users, prohibiting advertisers from displaying ads related to these offshore miscreants, and stopping credit card companies from processing their transactions. The discussion will also include the policy implications of such measures and the unintended consequences.

- Daniel Castro, Sr. Analyst, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation [bio]
- Dan Kaminsky, Chief Scientist, Doxpara [bio]
- Andrew Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP [bio]
- Greg Piper, (moderator) Correspondent, Warren Communications [bio]
- David Sohn, Sr. Policy Counsel and Intellectual Property & Technology Project Director, Center for Democracy & Technology [bio]

* Subject to change. More panels and keynotes may be added.

Cat Matsuda at or 202-638-4370 for more information.

This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.