June 25, 2010
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MEDIA ADVISORY, 10-29
U.S. Department of Commerce to Convene Symposium on Copyright Policy in the Internet Economy
Secretary Gary Locke to Headline Public Meeting on July 1 at the Ronald Reagan Building
WASHINGTON - The Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will hold a public meeting to discuss the relationship of copyright policy, creativity, and innovation in the Internet economy. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m, in the Polaris Room of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The general public and press are invited to attend and participate in the proceedings, which will also be webcast live.
This meeting will encourage public discussion of online copyright policy in the United States and seek comment and input from all interested stakeholders--rights holders, Internet service providers, and consumers--on the impact of current copyright laws, the common and emerging techniques used to illegally distribute and obtain protected works, the extent of such infringement, and its effects on creativity and innovation in relevant technologies.
Copyright Policy Symposium
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and
Director of the USPTO David Kappos
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
Lawrence E. Strickling
Senior Obama Administration Officials
Stakeholders representing varying viewpoints on copyright policy
Thursday, July 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center – Polaris Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20004
Press who wish to attend the event should RSVP to Lolita.Best@uspto.gov.