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THE BIG EVENT: Google, Technology and the Future of the Music Industry

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Art Law & IP Law Societies proudly present

Panel Discussion on
Google, Technology and the Future of the Music Industry
Jim Griffin & Prof. Frank Pasquale
Moderated By
Prof. Felix Wu

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Moot Court Room

The discussion will focus on the future of the music industry in the United States. How should content be paid for, and what are the ramifications of technological advancements? How will these technologies affect the music publishing, licensing, and copyright industries? We will explore the role that Google plays as the ‘worlds’ information bank’, and the possibility of new technologies playing more than a subsidiary role in this game given the outcome of the Google Books Settlement. What models are available to us and where are we heading?

A Reception Will Follow.

————-Jim Griffin————-
Griffin is the Managing Director of OneHouse LLC. He is dedicated to the future of music and entertainment delivery.

Griffin established and ran the technology department at Geffen Records. Prior to Geffen he was an International Representative for The Newspaper Guild in Washington, D.C. While at Geffen, he led a team that distributed the first full-length commercial song on-line, by Aerosmith.

In 2000, Griffin testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at its oversight hearing on file sharing and music licensing. He regularly moderates video and television shows on digital entertainment. Author and columnist, he is often a keynote speaker or moderator at conferences (Internet Summit, Giga Conference, Comdex, CES, Webnoize, and many others) and lectures annually at business schools (Harvard, USC, UCLA, Berkeley). He also serves as an expert witness in digital entertainment, and has presented many CLE courses.

Griffin’s expertise includes wireless work in Europe, including at Nokia’s Research Center in Helsinki, Finland.

————-Frank Pasquale————-
Pasquale is the Loftus Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School, where he is also associate director of the Gibbons Institute for Law, Science & Technology.

In spring 2009, he was a visiting professor at Yale Law School, and he is presently an affiliate fellow of the Yale Information Society Project. He serves as a legal advisor to the Health Impact Fund, an NGO committed to reforming patent laws and health-care financing to create incentives for pharmaceutical research to help the developing world. While a student at Yale, he was a Coker Fellow and served as a student director in the Disabilities Clinic.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude. Professor Pasquale clerked for the Honorable Kermit Lipez of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and has served as a fellow at the Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property in Lima, Peru. He joined the Seton Hall faculty after practicing at Arnold & Porter LLP, where his work included antitrust and intellectual property litigation.

In 2009, Professor Pasquale testified before the House Judiciary Committee, presenting Internet Nondiscrimination Principles for Competition Policy Online.

————-Suggested Reading————-

· Beyond Competition: Preparing for a Google Book Search Monopoly by Professor Frank Pasquale

· Jim Griffin on The Future of Music

· Beyond Napster: Using Antitrust Law to Advance and Enhance Online Music Distribution by Professor Frank Pasquale

· Buzz Watch: Transcript of Jim Griffin’s Keynote at Digital Music Forum East

· Internet Nondiscrimination Principles for Competition Policy Online by Professor Frank Pasquale