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Copyright and Technology 2011 Conference

Vince Arneja

Vince Arneja is VP Product Management at Arxan Technologies.  He brings over 17 years of experience in senior level technical product and program management positions with the last 10 years focused on product management in the domains of application, endpoint and network security. Mr. Arneja joined Arxan from Sigaba, a leading email encryption provider, where he led Government and Commercial Product Management. Mr. Arneja’s responsibilities include leading product strategy, defining corporate product roadmaps, pricing and positioning. Prior to Sigaba, he served in a variety of senior product and program management roles at various software companies where his accomplishments include leading product teams and creating product portfolios. Mr. Arneja started his career as a software developer after working towards a Bachelor’s degree in CIS from Thomas Edison State College. He is also a graduate of the Executive Product Management Program at University of California, Berkeley.

Lance Boyd

Lance Boyd is VP of Business Development at Irdeto and has over 25 years experience working with emerging technologies for large corporations and startups.  He has served in technical and executive business/marketing roles in the mobile and content protection market for companies such as Texas Instruments, Redhat, Enea, Arxan, and Irdeto.  Lance is currently responsible for Irdeto’s studio relationships and leading the online strategy and business objectives for Irdeto in this area. He represents Irdeto within the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE/UltraViolet) initiative, and is instrumental in Irdeto’s sales and business development activities within the content owner community with Irdeto’s newly acquired products like BD+ security for Blu-ray discs and BayTSP’s copyright enforcement and business intelligence services. Lance has a BA in Math & Physics from Hampden-Sydney College and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from George Mason University.

Andrew Bridges

Andrew P. Bridges is a partner at Fenwick & West in San Francisco.  He represents innovators and their companies around the globe in a wide variety of important matters typically involving new technologies or business models, often when a company’s or an entire industry’s future is at stake. His practice includes complex litigation in Internet, copyright, trademark, advertising, unfair competition, consumer protection, and commercial law disputes. He advises companies as they seek to develop or promote new products, technologies, or business models in the face of potential legal challenges. In addition, he has advised many Internet and technology companies on their branding and trademark portfolios as well as litigating their rights.

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Nic Garnett

Nic Garnett is a London-based digital media lawyer and business consultant with UK Law firm BPE Solicitors. He is currently acting for a number of clients in the digital content space including a New York based venture which is preparing to launch a highly innovative digital music service globally in the near future.

Nic previously ran his own business consultancy for 7 years in the digital media space in Mountain View, California. There he advised numerous start ups and established businesses in rights management strategies. Former clients include InterTrust, AOL, Trident Capital, Virtual Venue Networks, UrfiIez, IFPI and numerous others.

Nic is a former SVP at InterTrust Technologies in Santa Clara, a leading developer of DRM technology. He has also worked extensively in China, Japan and elsewhere in South East Asia on rights management and enforcement. Nic was the Director General and CEO of IFPI from 1992 to 1999 and before that, IFPI’s Regional Director for South East Asia, based in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Andrew Glasspool

Andrew Glasspool is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of farncombe.  Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in the TV technology industry, specialising in satellite and terrestrial TV distribution, STB architecture, digital content security, contract negotiation and program management and customer management systems.

As the ‘go-to’ person for operators, broadcasters and technology providers looking to develop connected TV strategies, Andrew has recently been providing technical advisory work at board-level for the first wave of European connected TV players.

Under his leadership, farncombe has cemented its position as the leading independent digital TV consultancy, with Andrew counting many UK and European broadcasters and operators amongst the clients he is currently advising and has supported in the past. Andrew’s background as an active contributor to the European digital TV standardisation process is also well-known.

He has assumed several interim C-level management roles in leading media and telecom organisations. He is an acknowledged industry expert in STB implementation and content security, providing advice to European PEs, regulators (including OFCOM) and as an expert witness.

Andrew is a graduate of Queen’s College, Oxford, a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Gary Greenstein

Gary Greenstein is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on intellectual property, licensing, and commercial transactions, with specialized expertise in the digital exploitation of intellectual property. He regularly represents companies in transactions with record labels, music publishers, and program suppliers. He advises companies on complex intellectual property matters and frequently assists in the development of new business models. In addition, Gary advises investors on due diligence in the digital media area and companies in all stages of their development cycle.

Prior to joining the firm, Gary served as the first general counsel at SoundExchange, Inc., the sole entity designated by the Copyright Royalty Board to collect and distribute statutory performance royalties for sound recordings. Gary previously was the vice president of business and legal affairs at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In this role, he negotiated and drafted licensing agreements for webcasters and satellite radio services, managed complex arbitrations before Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels, and prepared proposed legislation, regulations, and congressional testimony.

Before joining the RIAA, Gary was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Arnold & Porter, where he represented Major League Baseball on numerous matters before the U.S. Copyright Office, with a particular focus on satellite and cable television statutory licensing matters. He also served as outside counsel to the RIAA and Universal Music Group, specializing in statutory and non-statutory licensing matters for the use of sound recordings through new digital media.

Prior to his legal career, Gary was the director of planned giving at The Wilderness Society and a fiduciary real estate asset manager at The Boston Company.

James Grimmelmann

James Grimmelmann is an Associate Professor at New York Law School. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. in computer science from Harvard College. Prior to law school, he worked as a programmer for Microsoft. He has served as a Resident Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

He studies how the law governing the creation and use of computer software affects individual freedom and the distribution of wealth and power in society. As a lawyer and technologist, he aims to help these two groups speak intelligibly to each other. He writes about intellectual property, virtual worlds, search engines, online privacy, and other topics in computer and Internet law. He is the author of the casebook Internet Law: Cases and Problems (Semaphore Press 2011). Other recent publications include The Internet Is a Semicommons, 78 Fordham L. Rev. 2799 (2010) and Saving Facebook, 94 Iowa L. Rev. 1137 (2009). He and his students created the Public Index website to inform the public about the Google Books settlement, and he is a leading expert on the settlement and its implications.

He has been blogging since 2000 at the Laboratorium (http://laboratorium.net/). His home page is at http://james.grimmelmann.net/.

Offir Gutelzon

Offir Gutelzon is VP Business Development at Getty images/PicScout.  Founded in 2002 and acquired by Getty Images in April this year, PicScout™ is an information company that commands the world’s largest index of fingerprinted and owner identified images. From this asset base, PicScout enables clients to both protect and promote image usage across digital platforms and devices by using the company’s proprietary and highly scalable image recognition fingerprinting technology.As the global leader in image tracking, enabler of client image monetization services, and the standard for image credit, PicScout laid the foundation for the image copyright protection marketplace through its widely used ImageTracker™ product and is now leading the way for image commerce to become a legitimate Internet economy.

Offir led the company’s development and execution of the leading image recognition solution Image Tracker. Prior to PicScout, Offir worked with several start-up companies and was involved in the vision and creation of various software and hardware solutions. One of the start-ups was Tundo Telecommunications where Offir held various product marketing and project management positions. Offir served in a key technology unit of the Israel Defense Force and is a graduate of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program of IDC Herzliya.

Frederic Haber

Frederic Haber is Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel. He is responsible for all CCC legal affairs, including the legal aspects of its copyright licensing business. He has participated in the development of each of CCC’s licensing programs and counsels senior management in the development of new programs.

Prior to joining CCC, Fred was a Senior Attorney at the original corporate parent of the Macy’s chain of department stores. Prior, Fred was of counsel to the New York City-based law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, practicing intellectual property, trade regulation and antitrust law. He holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Law degrees from Harvard University. Fred is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.

Jim Helman

Jim Helman is CTO of MovieLabs, a Silicon Valley-based technology joint venture of the six major Hollywood studios.  At MovieLabs, Jim oversees technology projects including the design and implementation of the recently lauched Entertainment Identifier Registry (www.eidr.org), the development of industry standards, and assessments of new technologies for digital content distribution.  Prior to co-founding MovieLabs, Jim spent many years building and designing entertainment-related products.  He held software architect positions at companies including Silicon Graphics and Liberate Technologies, where where he led the design of systems for delivering interactive cable services.  He has consulted extensively for Silicon Valley companies and venture firms on technology and intellectual property.

Jim has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford and did his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Vanessa Hew

Vanessa C. Hew is a partner at Duane Morris.  She concentrates her practice in the area of intellectual property litigation. Ms. Hew has handled complex litigation for Fortune 500 and other leading companies involving a broad range of claims, including copyright infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, trademark dilution, counterfeiting, false advertising, misappropriation of trade secrets and federal and common law unfair competition. She has extensive experience representing clients in intellectual property disputes relating to the computer and technology, fashion, music, personal care products, food, and publishing industries in federal litigations throughout the United States.

Ms. Hew also has extensive experience representing and counseling clients in various matters involving media and entertainment law. Ms. Hew has represented clients in numerous entertainment and media related transactions, such as software licensing, brand integration agreements, joint marketing agreements, celebrity spokesperson agreements, sponsorship agreements, television, film and webisode production agreements, publishing agreements, and music licensing agreements. Ms. Hew has also counseled clients on broad range of issues related to media and entertainment law, including music licensing issues, podcasting and webcasting issues, rights of publicity and privacy issues, and issues related to copyright and trademark law. Ms. Hew has also conducted legal reviews and/or clearances of various internet websites, television shows, commercials, and print advertisements.

Ms. Hew currently serves on the Copyright Law and Practice Committee of the Intellecual Property Owners Association and the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee of the International Trademark Association.

Ms. Hew is a 2000 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a graduate of Georgetown University.

Christopher Kenneally

Christopher Kenneally, is Director of Business Development at Copyright Clearance Center.   At Copyright Clearance Center, he works with his Business Development colleagues to help the company attract new customers and achieve greater penetration in existing markets. He has forged partnerships with technology providers, professional associations, and media organizations, among others. In addition, Kenneally is host/producer of CCC’s weekly podcast series, “Beyond the Book.”

As a freelance journalist, Christopher Kenneally reported on education, business, travel, culture and technology for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and The Independent of London, among many other publications. He has also reported for WBUR-FM (Boston), National Public Radio, and WGBH-TV (Boston).

David Leibowitz

David E. Leibowitz is Managing Partner of CH POTOMAC, a strategic services firm, where he helps guide Fortune 100 and entrepreneurial companies at the intersection of entertainment, media and technology.

Among other activities, Mr. Leibowitz serves as Chairman of Sir Groovy (an online music search, discovery and licensing platform used by movie studios, TV networks, video game developers and advertisers), as a member of the Board of Directors of ClipClash (a first-of-its-kind online application that creates a new virtual economy based on the popularity of online video content), and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of FIGHTER Interactive (a publisher of celebrity and brand driven social games, LBS and applications.

David also is an Advisor to The SingTel Group, Asia’s leading telecom group, providing fixed, mobile, data, Internet, info-communications technology, satellite and pay TV services to customers in 25 countries; and The Silverfern Group, a Merchant Bank focused on the Private Equity Sponsor community specializing in originating, structuring and co-investing in buy-side M&A opportunities.

In recent years, Mr. Leibowitz served as a Senior Advisor to Motorola, as a Senior Advisor to National Datacast (a commercial subsidiary of PBS), as Executive Vice President of Gotuit Media (a leading provider of premium metadata based video discovery, advertising, personalization and monetization technologies to major program networks and sports leagues – since acquired by Digitalsmiths), as Chairman of Ezmo (an independent cloud based online social music subsidiary of FAST Search and Transfer – since acquired by Microsoft) and as an advisor to BMI, Gibson Guitar, Peppercoin and others in the content and technology industries.

Mr. Leibowitz also is a co-founder of VERANCE, the preeminent audio watermark technology provider employed by the content industries to protect, manage, and monitor audio and audiovisual content, including Blu-Ray formatted motion pictures, and served as its Chairman and Co-CEO.

Earlier in his career; Mr. Leibowitz served as: Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm Wiley & Rein, as Policy Planning Advisor to the Register of Copyrights, and as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami Law School, and at the Communications Law Institute of the Columbus School of Law (Catholic University).

Christopher Levy

Christopher Levy, CEO of BuyDRM, is regarded as one of the world’s experts in the commercial deployment of Digital Rights Management technologies. As a high-profile DRM evangelist, Levy has been selected to be a Microsoft MVP for six years in a row with a specific focus on DRM, streaming media, digital downloads and the Azure cloud for media deployments. Levy is one of a handful of pioneers in the streaming media industry who, in 1994, launched a webcast services company in Austin Texas providing on-site production and encoding technology to Mark Cuban’s AudioNet and several content delivery networks. ClickHear Productions was sold to CMGI in 1999 where Levy co-invented and led to market “streamOS”, the industry’s first streaming media overlay system utilizing multiple CDNs for content delivery. Levy’s experience working with media monoliths to successfully deploy their digital media offerings spans a 17 year career in digital media including NBC Universal, Comcast Converged Products, Fox Filmed Entertainment, the BBC, HBO GO Central Europe, ABC Australia, Interscope Records, Island Def Jam Records, Anheuser-Busch, NFL Films, Grand Royal Records, Capitol Records, The Museum of Television and Radio, Premiere Radio, Microsoft and Intel. Levy is an industry writer and speaker and has been featured in print and online with ABCNews.com, StreamingMedia.com, eContent Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Streaming Media Magazine. Levy has spoken at NAB, CES, NATPE, Digital Hollywood, the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, DRM Strategies, InterNEXT, Jupiter’s Plug.In, Streaming Media East and West.

Bill Mandel

Bill Mandel is Vice President, Technology at Universal Pictures. He is responsible for the full range of technology and technology related business development issues across the studio.  Primary focus is on addresses technical diligence, quality and content protection issues for Universal’s worldwide film licensing and sell-through businesses. He has extensive experience in digital products both packaged and electronic from DVD and Blu-ray to Electronic sell-through, VOD and various digital initiatives the studio has been involved with.

Prior to Universal Bill has held several positions in the Aerospace Industry related to systems engineering, signal processing design and software development. Graduated with MSEE from USC in 1989.

Hillel Parness

Hillel Parness is a founding partner of the New York office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., one of the nation’s leading litigation law firms.  The firm has five other offices across the country in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Naples (FL).

Mr. Parness manages a wide variety of copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation matters, including music, software, new media, and Internet law infringement and licensing cases.  Among his active matters is his ongoing representation of a major performing rights organization in connection with the public performance of music in various forms of new media.  In the course of his career, Mr. Parness has also spent significant time working on securities, product liability, white collar criminal and other complex commercial litigation matters.  He is an adjunct member of the IP faculty at Columbia University School of Law, where he has taught a seminar on Internet law since 2002.  He also serves on the Editorial Board of the ABA’s Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments, the Board of Editors for Cyberspace Lawyer and (beginning in 2012) the Emerging Issues Committee of the International Trademark Association, and is a frequent writer and speaker on issues of litigation and intellectual property.

Mr. Parness is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, Seventh and Federal Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from Columbia College.

Petr Peterka

Petr Peterka is Chief Technology Officer of Verimatrix.  He joined Verimatrix in 2010 from a role as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the CTO’s office at Motorola’s Home and Networks Mobility Team. His background includes an extensive familiarity with CA/DRM systems, including work on platforms combining IPTV, DVB-H, iPhone and Android. He has been active with standards organizations including DECE, DLNA CPS, ATIS, SMPTE, Coral, DVB, ITU-T and others, and has worked with Hollywood studios, CableLabs, and the MPAA on content security topics. He previously worked with NextLevel Systems and General Instrument. Petr holds Master’s degrees from both UCSD and the Czech Technical University. He holds 7 issued US patents and has over 25 additional filed patent applications.

Lucy Holmes Plovnick

Lucy Holmes Plovnick is a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology and Entertainment & New Media Practice Groups at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.  Resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Ms. Plovnick has particular expertise representing media and entertainment industry clients in matters concerning statutory license royalties and copyright enforcement.  In that regard, she represents copyright owners of syndicated series, movies and specials broadcast by TV stations in copyright royalty and enforcement matters involving cable, satellite, the internet and other delivery systems, and has addressed rights in connection with digital content in a variety of matters.  In addition, she represents clients before the Copyright Office, the Copyright Royalty Judges, the Federal Communications Commission, state and federal courts, and in administrative litigation, including royalty distribution proceedings, rate-setting proceedings, notices of inquiry proceedings, rulemaking proceedings and settlement negotiations.  Ms. Plovnick also represents clients in appellate litigation, including significant experience before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Ms. Plovnick is a graduate of Emory University and obtained her J.D., cum laude, from Roger Williams University.  A popular author and speaker, Ms. Plovnick is an active member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Mary Rasenberger

Mary Rasenberger is a partner at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard.  She counsels internet, publishing, entertainment, technology, media and apparel companies, as well as authors and artists, in all areas of copyright and technology, including policy, litigation, infringement analysis, complex licensing transactions, enforcement, and digital rights. She represents clients in copyright infringement cases, Copyright Office rulemakings, before collective licensing organizations; and handles all forms of internet, publishing, music and television-related agreements. She is currently revising the Copyright Office Compendium of registration practice and procedure. Ms. Rasenberger has worked in the area of intellectual property, technology and copyright law for more than 20 years.

From 2002-2008, Ms. Rasenberger served in the Copyright Office and the Office of Strategic Initiatives of the Library of Congress, including as senior policy adviser overseeing digital policy initiatives and recommendations to Congress on copyright and other policy matters, and as director for the National Digital Preservation Program, a Congressionally mandated program to create a national network for the long-term preservation of digital content. Ms. Rasenberger also served as policy advisor for the Copyright Office, where she oversaw legislative and policy initiatives; advised the Register, Congress and executive branch agencies on international and domestic copyright issues; and participated in bilateral and multilateral treaty and other trade negotiations with numerous countries.

From 2008 until joining CDAS and from 1994-1999, Ms. Rasenberger was counsel to Skadden, Arps focusing on copyright, technology and entertainment. She has also worked at other major New York law firms in the areas of intellectual property and technology and in-house at a major music label.

She is chair of the ABA International Copyright Law and Treaties committee, a member of the Board of the ABA Annual Review of Intellectual Property, a member of the New York City Bar Association Copyright and Literary Property Committee, an active member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., serving on the membership committee, as meeting co-chair and as former trustee, D.C. chapter chair, chair of the Society’s FA©E education committee and founder of Copyright Awareness Week.

Ms. Rasenberger is a frequent speaker on copyright law and an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.

Bill Rosenblatt

Bill Rosenblatt is program chair of C&T 2011 and editor of Copyright and Technology.  He is president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies, a consulting firm.  GiantSteps’ clients include content providers and digital media technology companies, ranging from early stage startups to “name brand” multinationals, as well as investment firms and law and public policy entities worldwide.

Bill bridges the gaps between business and technology in the digital media world.  He brings content providers strategic expertise in areas such as digital rights management, digital copyright, content management and distribution, workflow, cross-media production, and content monetization.  He advises technology vendors on market strategy, business development, product management, and IP monetization.

He has also served as an expert witness in several litigations related to digital content and security technologies, and he has testified before and advised public policy entities in the United States and Europe on digital copyright and technology issues.  He has also advised venture capital and private equity firms on potential investments.

Bill is author of the book Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology (Wiley, 2001), several technical books published by O’Reilly & Associates, chapters of Television Goes Digital (Springer, 2009) and Electronic Publishing Strategies (Pira International, 1997), and several GiantSteps whitepapers.  He is a guest lecturer on digital copyright at leading universities and law schools.  He has spoken at and helped design programming for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and other events on five continents.

Prior to founding GiantSteps in 2000, Bill was chief technology officer of Fathom, an e-learning startup backed by Columbia University and other scholarly institutions.  Before that he was a technology and digital media executive at Times Mirror and McGraw-Hill, and held pre-sales consulting and market strategy positions at Sun Microsystems.  He began his career as a software engineer in the telecommunications field.

Bill has a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and executive education from Harvard and University of Southern California business schools.

Edward Rosenthal

Edward H. Rosenthal chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups. He focuses on intellectual property litigation, emphasizing trademark, copyright, right of publicity, advertising, privacy and publishing matters. His clients include businesses and individuals in the media, advertising, sports, and entertainment fields. Mr. Rosenthal is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and The Legal 500, and he has beennamed a New York-area “Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property Litigation by Law and Politicsmagazine for five consecutive years. He is also a certified mediator.

Mr. Rosenthal also runs the firm’s substantial trademark prosecution and enforcement practice, representing numerous businesses and individuals in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property. He also represents the estates of deceased celebrities, including Humphrey Bogart, and handles the estates’ licensing work. Mr. Rosenthal was recently named a “Top 20 Trademark Attorney” by CSC Trademark Insider.

Mr. Rosenthal is currently defending Fredrik Colting, author of 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, and his U.S. distributor, in a lawsuit brought by J.D. Salinger alleging copyright infringement. Mr. Rosenthal also successfully defended J.K. Rowling and Scholastic Inc., the author and publisher of the Harry Potter books, against claims of copyright and trademark infringement.

Mr. Rosenthal has written and lectured extensively on a wide variety of intellectual property topics. He is a regular presenter to the Practicing Law Institute on the topic of Right of Publicity, and has participated in numerous panels on trademark and copyright law.   He currently co-edits Entertainment Law Matters (www.entertainmentlawmatters.com), a Frankfurt Kurnit blog about disputes and developments in the film, television, publishing, theatre, music, art, gaming, and fashion industries.  Mr. Rosenthal serves on the committee on Copyright and Literary Property of the New York City Bar and has also been active in the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the International Trademark Association. He serves as co-chair of the Publicity, Privacy and Media Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section.

Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, Mr. Rosenthal served as a law clerk to Hon. Abraham D. Sofaer in the Southern District of New York and was associated with the New York law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.  He was Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School (Legal Writing, 1985-1986; Intellectual Property Drafting, 1996), and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA, 1976) and Columbia University (JD, 1980), where he was Notes and Comments Editor of The Columbia Law Review.

Tom Rubin

Tom Rubin is Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property Strategy at Microsoft, where he leads the company’s copyright, trademark and trade secret group. Tom spearheads complex product development, licensing, marketing, enforcement and global policy strategies across Microsoft’s business divisions, ranging from Windows and Microsoft Office to Bing, Xbox, Windows Phone 7 and MSN.

At Microsoft since 1998, Tom is an internationally recognized expert on legal, policy and business issues related to creative content, technological innovation and the Internet. He has led several collaborative efforts with leaders in the technology and creative communities, including product partnerships, policy initiatives, amicus briefs, and the landmark User Generated Content Principles.

A graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School, Tom’s career has centered on the intersection of technology and content. Prior to Microsoft, he was one of the first computer crimes prosecutors in the country as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. In private practice at Debevoise & Plimpton, he represented companies such as Sony and Time Inc. on matters related to new technologies and media law. And prior to law school, Tom worked in the newsroom of The New York Times and was a stringer for the Associated Press.

Tom has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, participated in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, and addressed the International Copyright Forum in Beijing. In Spring 2011 he taught a seminar at Stanford Law School entitled “Copyright, the Internet & Industry,” and he is a frequent speaker about technology, innovation and content at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, Seoul National University, the Smithsonian Institution and elsewhere. He has also addressed many leading legal, business and governmental organizations, including the American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Copyright Society of the USA, World Intellectual Property Organization, Association of American Publishers, Association of Online Publishers UK, European Publishers Council and World Association of Newspapers.

Tom has received numerous honors for his work, including the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Corporate ADR Award, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney, and the top award from the U.S. Customs Service.

Tom clerked for Judge Leonard B. Sand in the Southern District of New York and Chief Judge James L. Oakes in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors at Stanford Law School and on the Board of Advisors of CCH’s Guide to Computer Law, and has been a fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.

Christopher Schouten

Christopher Schouten is Senior Marketing Director – Online at Irdeto. He is a passionate spokesperson, evangelist and strategic consultant for Irdeto on the relevant trends, strategies and technologies that are leading Pay TV and New Video operators toward a Media 3.0 world where video content gets enjoyed anywhere, anytime and on any device. Christopher has worked with Irdeto for more than 10 years to define, build, market and sell the solutions that make TV Everywhere a reality for some of the world’s leading operators. Prior to Irdeto, he worked in the U.S. and European telecommunicatiosn industry, and holds degrees in Mass Communication and Linguistics from the University of Iowa, as well as being an avid media technology enthusiast.

Randi Singer

Randi W. Singer is a litigation partner in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Ms. Singer’s practice focuses on copyright and Lanham Act false advertising and trademark litigation, as well as privacy, social media, music licensing, First Amendment, right of publicity and other intellectual property issues.

In addition to complex commercial litigation matters and bankruptcy proceedings, Ms. Singer has successfully represented and counseled clients on a wide variety of advertising, trademark and state unfair trade practices issues involving a broad spectrum of consumer products and services such as over-the-counter drugs, razors, toothpaste, paint, financial services, food, cosmetics, luxury goods and consumer electronics. She has achieved significant litigation victories for clients, including a high-profile win for eBay following a bench trial involving allegations of trademark infringement, a complete defense verdict for Procter & Gamble after a three-week jury trial involving claims of false advertising, and summary judgment for GlaxoSmithKline in a suit alleging trademark, false advertising and trade secret violations. Ms. Singer’s extensive litigation experience ranges from motion practice to bench and jury trials, with a particular expertise in preliminary injunction proceedings. She has been recognized in The Legal 500 and in Chambers USA.

Ms. Singer has taught Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law as an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law. Her speaking engagements include panels and discussions concerning copyright, advertising and other intellectual property issues for various organizations such as the Copyright Society, the National Advertising Division, the Practising Law Institute, the American Conference Institute and the New York State Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property. Other professional affiliations include the International Trademark Association (INTA), the New York State Bar Association, the Private Advertising Litigation subcommittee of the ABA, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she served four years as Secretary of the Consumer Affairs Committee.

She is the New York head of Women@Weil, Weil’s women’s affinity group, the winner of Weil’s first-ever mentoring award, and was inducted into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Leaders. Her pro bono efforts include successes for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and Sanctuary for Families, as well as extensive legal support and counseling concerning ambush marketing for NYC2012, New York City’s bid for the 2012 Olympics.

Ms. Singer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. After receiving her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Ms. Singer clerked for the Honorable Richard Owen, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Hillel Solow

Hillel Solow is Director of New Technology Security at NDS, leading the company’s efforts to provide secure service and content protection on new devices. In this role, Hillel is responsible for the development of NDS security solutions for growing markets such as TV on tablets and mobile phones, as well as electronic books and newspapers.

Prior to this role, Mr. Solow was a Line Manager at NDS, and was responsible for several large conditional access systems for televisions and mobile phones.

Mr. Solow has been with NDS since 1999, and is an expert in software and system security, digital rights management, and content protection.

Paul Sweazey

Paul Sweazey serves as chair of the P1817 Standard for Consumer-ownable Digital Personal Property.  Hehas been a designer and architect for computing, communication, storage systems, and cryptographic security systems at companies such as Tektronix, MIPS, National Semiconductor, Apple, and Seagate. He has co-founded startups in network switching, network-attached storage, and digital content protection.

As an inventor, he defined the original 5-state MOESI model of cache coherence as used in the AMD64 architecture, invented the QuickRing interconnect of Apple and NSC, created the SpandX hypertoroidal switch fabric, and devised the original concepts that may enable consumers to own digital downloads without usage restrictions.

In IEEE standards Paul worked on the IEEE 896 Futurebus as the cache coherence task group leader, founded the Superbus Study Group which led to the IEEE 1596 Scalable Coherent Interface standard, participated in the IEEE 1394 Serial Bus Working Group, and started the Digital Personal Property Study Group. A graduate of the University of Portland (Oregon), Paul is currently a design engineer for Nuvation Engineering in San Jose, CA.

Alex Terpstra

Alex Terpstra is CEO of Civolution.  He led the creation of Civolution as a spin out from Philips in 2008 and subsequently executed two acquisitions for Civolution – Teletrax in 2008 and Thomson STS in 2009.

After initially working in the television content production industry, Alex built his professional career further at Philips. From the early 1990s Alex was involved in the digitalization of television broadcasting and held various managerial positions in project and product management, sales, marketing and business development. In 2003 Alex was appointed General Manager of Philips’ conditional access business CryptoWorks. In January 2007 Alex was appointed CEO of the Philips Content Identification with the assignment to accelerate its growth, which led to the spin-out as a standalone company Civolution 2008. He is a frequent speaker in his role as an industry thought-leader at key global events.

Jude Umeh

Jude Umeh is a senior consultant and certified enterprise architect, Technology Consulting, Capgemini UK.  He has over ten years experience in a variety of technical and strategic roles. He has worked with key industry organizations to help define the future business and technology strategies that will shape their response to an increasingly challenging digital environment.

Jude is an authority on digital content and rights management, and he contributes regularly to thought leadership development and delivery of solutions and services to various stakeholders in these fields. He has published several articles and whitepapers on these and other topics, including a book on Digital Rights Management.

Ron Wheeler

Ronald C. Wheeler is Senior Vice President, Content Protection, with Fox Entertainment Group (FEG) inLos Angeles.  In this capacity, he supervises the negotiation of content protection technology licenses and the content security-related aspects of digital content licensing deals and oversees the company’s worldwide anti-piracy and copyright litigation activities.  He also represents Fox at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and in a number of multi-industry standard-setting efforts, and is closely involved in domestic and international legislative and regulatory issues regarding content protection.

Prior to taking his current position, Wheeler was Vice President, Legal Affairs for Fox’s Home Entertainment subsidiary, where he provided worldwide antitrust and anti-piracy counseling, litigation management and transactional work on a wide variety of acquisitions, licensing and distribution deals.    He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of  Minnesota Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Chris Woods

Chris Woods is EVP and COO of TuneSat.  He is an accomplished composer, musician, producer and engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the music business and sound processing technologies. A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, he’s created music branding packages for numerous television networks, including Fox Sports, Versus and Big Ten.

Since co-founding TuneSat in 2007, Woods has been instrumental in building the company’s technological portfolio, including the surveying, acquisition and development of audio fingerprinting algorhythms. His personal knowledge of practical music royalty collection issues gives him unique insight into how and why the system for monitoring, reporting and collection of music on television, radio and the internet needs to change.

Richard Zinn

Richard Zinn is Chief Technology Officer and technical solutions architect at Beyond Oblivion, Inc. Zinn joined Beyond in 2008 with over 12 years of experience in the technology industry and has played the role of lead technologist in 6 successful startups, most notably Omniture.

Zinn is responsible for developing the technical solution supporting the new consumer usage model for Beyond Oblivion’s unique digital music service. This new usage model enables Beyond Oblivion’s business model, which combines the benefits of a streaming service with the advantages of music downloads, plus a revolutionary arbitrage financial model. The result is a premium digital music service with a consumer pricing model that effectively competes with free.

Zinn is expert in background data collection and data visualization technologies, and he has engineered key innovations that are used by most online marketers and analysts in every major industry worldwide. Among Zinn’s accomplishments are massively scaled applications deployed with proprietary fragmentation schemas that in one case were deployed across over 10,000 computing units, and more recently the design and development of Beyond¹s security model for this new distribution platform that meets and exceeds the music labels’ robustness requirements.

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