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3:30pm

Why Doesn't Congress Grok The Internet?
    Saturday March 10, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel (Salon C) (1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705)

    As the SOPA showdown proved, digital fair-use questions no longer amount to a molehill on Capitol Hill. But if that episode revealed that Hollywood needs to reboot its understanding of IP politics, it also exposed frightening ignorance in Congress about the digital economy.As long as the entertainment industry's interest in protecting its work from infringement collides with tech firms' desire to work free of government interference--and citizen's wariness of copyright-protection mandates breaking their software or Internet services--these squabbles will continue. But can we at least get a better understanding among our elected representatives of our online machinery? Blogger Rob Pegoraro will lead a discussion with staffers from Sen. Ron Wyden's office--deputy chief of staff Jennifer Hoelzer, Subcommittee on Trade staff director Jayme White--about how Congress has approached Internet policy issues before, how the SOPA battle might have changed things and what might come next.

    Speakers
    N/A | Office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden | Jayme White serves as...

    US Senator Ron Wyden | As Communications Director and Deputy...

    Rob | Prose Hacking | I write about interesting problems and...


    Type Interactive, Dual
    Hashtag #sxsw #groknet
    Theme Government and Global Issues
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP992292

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