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7th Annual Technology Law Conference
June 20, 2006 - The Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law at Pepperdine University School of Law will present the 7th Annual Technology Law Conference on Friday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Malibu campus. This year's conference will gather some of the country's leading attorneys for a fast-paced, informative series of discussions about the rapidly changing technology industry and emerging legal challenges. The conference, presented in association with the Information Technology and Ecommerce Committee and Association of Corporate Council's (ACC’s) Southern California Chapter (ACCA-SoCal), will address a variety of pertinent topics to help legal professionals understand issues of intellectual property and the course technology law is taking. A reception will follow at Gladstone's in Malibu.
Dr. Janet Kerr, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Law and School of Law professor, remarks, "Technology law changes and shifts daily, along with the world's sophisticated advances. The nuances in the law that new technology creates provide challenges for attorneys protecting intellectual property and the people developing it. Pepperdine's Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law is at the forefront of providing opportunities for education on these important topics."
The conference offers six panel discussions featuring more than twelve highly respected attorneys with extensive backgrounds in the specific topics. The qualified legal experts include Matthew Polesetsky, vice president of business and legal affairs for MySpace, Inc. Due to MySpace's extremely fast growth, Mr. Polesetsky has tackled a number of challenging legal and practical issues. Also on the content management panel is Dean C. Garfield, executive vice president and chief strategic officer for the Motion Picture Association (MPA). Previously with the MPA Mr. Garfield was vice president and director, legal affairs, worldwide anti-piracy. Another talented attorney, Paula Barrett, will sit on the privacy and security issues in the US and EU panel. Ms. Barrett, solicitor for Eversheds LLP, advises a wide range of clients from international organizations to government bodies. She has specialized in technology and data privacy since qualifying in 1993.
This year's Technology Law Conference panel discussions will cover a variety of relevant issues. Topics include: content management including digital rights management, distribution (including Peer-to-Peer), rights clearance, and more; advanced technology licensing; e-commerce and internet advertising law; internet protocols, net neutrality, and the looming regulatory battle; privacy and security issues in the US and EU; and outsourcing. To view a full list of conference and panel sponsors, please click here.
Interested attendees must register for the conference. Registration costs $195 per person or $145 for ACCA members. To register, please click here and complete the registration form and fax it to (310) 506 – 7229. To register online for an additional fee, please click here. For additional information, visit the 7th Annual Technology Law Conference Web site or contact Palmer Center Program Administrator Tami Lyyn at (310) 506 – 4681.