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Artists and Academia Unite to Promote Copyright and Creativity, Jobs and Economic Growth

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Representative Conyers to keynote panel discussion on copyright in the digital age

What does copyright mean in today’s digital world? On Thursday, May 17, the Copyright Alliance will bring together representatives from entertainment, education and public policy to discuss the role of copyright in promoting creativity, jobs and economic growth and announce the formation of a new comprehensive advocacy organization of artists, producers and distributors dedicated to a robust copyright system.


  • Keynote: The Honorable John Conyers (D-Mich), Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
  • Moderator: Patrick Ross, executive director, Copyright Alliance
  • Panelists: James Gibson, University of Richmond Law Professor
  • Lamont Dozier, Grammy-winning Motown songwriter
  • Steve Cropper, member of Booker T and the MGs, guitarist, A&R executive, engineer, producer and songwriter
  • Steve Siwek, Economics, Inc.
  • Tim O’Brien, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter
  • Tom Paxton, renowned folk singer-songwriter


Thursday, May 17, 2007

8:45 a.m. – Buffet Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – Press Conference & Panel


Reserve Officers Building, Top Floor

One Constitution Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002


Karen Dorbin, 202-715-1538,

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