November 9, 2009 (All day)

Please join the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for a panel discussion on "The Future of DVD" at the Varnish Gallery in San Francisco on Monday, November 9, at 5:30 p.m.

Panelists include Kaleidescape CEO Michael Malcolm, Real Networks Vice President and General Counsel Bill Way, and EFF Senior Staff Attorney Fred von Lohmann. "The Future of DVD" will examine the legal battles over DVD rentals, ripping, backups, home media servers, and portable media players. The current legal battles involving RealDVD, Kaleidescape, and Redbox underscore the continuing struggle between Hollywood, consumers, and innovators over the future of the DVD.

"The Future of DVD" panel is free and open to the public, and includes a hosted bar. EFF would like to thank Real Networks for helping to make this event possible.

"The Future of DVD" Panel and Happy Hour

Monday, November 9
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Varnish Gallery
77 Natoma St.
San Francisco, CA

For more information or to RSVP, please email


Rebecca Jeschke
Media Relations Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation