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Digital Entertainment on Campus: Old Lawsuits and New Business Models

In this hour-long podcast, we present a session from the EDUCAUSE 2007 Policy Conference entitled, "Digital Entertainment on Campus: Old Lawsuits and New Business Models". This session consists of a panel discussion as well as Q&A from attendess. The panel includes:

Michael J. Bebel, CEO, Ruckus Network

Jeffrey Bronikowski, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Global Digital Initiatives Division, Universal Music Group

Larry Jacobson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cdigix

Session moderator: Susan Butler, Senior Correspondent, Billboard Magazine

Earlier this year, in what Casey Green called its "spring offensive," the Recording Industry Association of America stepped up its program of bringing infringement claims against thousands of on- and off-campus users of peer-to-peer file-sharing systems. At the same time, the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property held a "Piracy on University Networks" hearing, where one representative warned "the hammer is coming." Meanwhile, forward-looking companies were quietly exploring new business models for distributing entertainment in digital form. Whether based on advertising and ISP licenses, these models take as a given the ubiquity of easy transmission and storage of digital entertainment, both to and among consumers. In this session, we'll explore how the old models are grudgingly giving way to the new, and the implications of this transition for colleges and universities.

 

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