The 9-0 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in MGM v. Grokster Monday wasn't the end of that case, or of the policy issues surrounding the conflict over unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing. The Progress & Freedom Foundation has assembled an expert panel to discuss the implications of the decision at a Congressional Seminar July 8 titled "MGM v. Grokster: What's Next?"
PFF Senior Fellow Jim DeLong, director of PFF's Center for the Study of Digital Property (IPcentral.info) will moderate. The event runs from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 1537 of the Longworth House Office Building.
Panelists will represent the content industry, Internet service providers and public interest groups. Addressing the seminar will be Recording Industry Association of America President Cary Sherman, Verizon Communications Vice President and Associate General Counsel Sarah Deutsch, and Public Knowledge President Gig Sohn.
On June 27th the U.S. Supreme Court issued the 9-0 decision in the much-anticipated case. In remanding the case back to a lower court, the High Court assured the case would continue in the legal system for some time. But the Court also addressed some of the policy issues surrounding peer-to-peer file-sharing services and the issue of secondary liability for copyright infringement. Based on this decision, the question is what lies ahead for copyright policy on Capitol Hill?
Those interested in attending the PFF Congressional Seminar "MGM v. Grokster: What's Next?" should register online.