October 23, 2008 (All day)

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati presents:

Why Your Internet/Media Venture Should Care About the Public Interest

A conversation with Fred Von Lohmann, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati invites you to an exclusive networking opportunity with your local digital media peers. The Media Venture Network offers opportunities to connect with others involved in the converging area of media and technology and to engage in focused discussions about developments and trends, new business models, and best practices in this space.

Enjoy a conversation with Fred Von Lohmann about the public interest regarding internet and media issues, including copyright, free expression, and privacy and how these issues affect evolving business models and best practices for successful ventures.

Mr. Von Lohmann is a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property matters. In that role, he has represented programmers, technology innovators, and individuals in a variety of copyright and trademark litigation, including MGM v. Grokster, decided by the Supreme Court in 2005. He is also involved in EFF's efforts to educate policy-makers regarding the proper balance between intellectual property protection and the public interest in fair use, free expression, and innovation. Before joining EFF, Fred was a visiting researcher with the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, ABC's Good Morning America, and Fox News O'Reilly Factor and has been widely quoted in a variety of national publications. Fred has an A.B. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Thursday, October 23, 2008
5:30 pm Reception
6:30 pm Presentation and Discussion

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