The Digital Broadband Migration: Information Policy for the Next Administration

Tags: Content/IP / Technology Policy

 

The transformation of telecommunications from an analog, narrowband network optimized for voice to a digital, broadband network optimized for data traffic has created a myriad of challenges for businesses, policymakers, and academics alike. Consider that, in 2000, when then-FCC Commissioner Michael Powell coined the term “the digital broadband migration,” the iPod had yet to be rolled out to consumers and Google was not yet a verb. Seven years later, the iPod has revolutionized the music industry, the iPhone is sending shock waves through the wireless world, and the Apple TV may similarly bring dramatic changes to video programming markets.

In 2009, the next President will take office with an array of information policy questions demanding attention. This conference aims to underscore the challenging policy issues that will be high on any new administration’s agenda. In particular, we will evaluate questions related to changing broadband and wireless markets; challenges related to protecting privacy and security; and the optimal direction for intellectual property reform. With a thoughtful array of leaders from academic, industry, and governmental circles, we believe that this conference will continue the Silicon Flatirons’ tradition of encouraging “bolder thinking” in Boulder. Like its predecessors, the proceedings from this conference will be published in the next volume of the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law.


Sessions

02/10/08 9:15am - 9:30am
Welcome

@ CU School of Law Wittemyer Courtroom


02/10/08 9:30am - 10:15am
Overview Tete a Tete

@ CU School of Law Wittemyer Courtroom

  • Jonathan Adelstein
    Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Jon Leibowitz (invited)
    Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
02/10/08 10:15am - 11:30am
Overview Panel: The Dynamics of Information Policy

@ CU School of Law Wittemyer Courtroom

  • Michael F. Altschul — Commenter
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Kathryn C. Brown — Commenter
    Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Verizon
  • Andrew Crain — Commenter
    General Counsel, Frontier Communications
  • Jon Leibowitz (invited) — Commenter
    Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
  • Pamela Samuelson — Commenter
    Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California Berkeley; Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
02/10/08 11:30am - 12:15pm
Overview Address

@ CU School of Law Wittemyer Courtroom

  • Lawrence Lessig
    Professor of Law, Stanford University
02/10/08 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

@ CU School of Law Wittemyer Courtroom


02/10/08 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Broadband Policy

@ CU School of Law Wittemyer Courtroom

  • David Ellen — Moderator
    Senior Vice President, Cablevision Systems Corporation
  • Robert D. Atkinson — Presenter
    President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Jon Nuechterlein — Presenter
    General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission
  • Howard Shelanski — Presenter
    Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, The White House
  • Kevin Werbach — Presenter
    Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
  • Joe Waz — Commenter
  • Rick Whitt — Commenter
    Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Motorola Mobility LLC/Google Inc.
02/10/08 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Break

@ CU School of Law Wittemyer Courtroom


02/10/08 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Spectrum and Wireless Policy

@ CU School of Law Wittemyer Courtroom

  • Ari Q. Fitzgerald — Moderator
    Partner and Leader, Communications , Hogan Lovells
  • Stuart M. Benjamin — Presenter
    Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Research
  • Ellen P. Goodman — Presenter
    Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School
  • Tim Wu — Presenter
    Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Mark Cooper — Commenter
    Research Director, Consumer Federation of America
  • Bryan Tramont — Commenter
    Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
  • Stephen F. Williams — Commenter
    Senior United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
02/10/08 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Reception

@ CU School of Law Wittemyer Courtroom


02/11/08 8:30am - 8:45am
Keynote Address

@ University Memorial Center

  • Ron Binz
    Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
02/11/08 8:45am - 10:45am
Privacy, Security, and Government Surveillance

@ University Memorial Center

  • Paul Ohm — Moderator
    Associate Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Julie Cohen — Presenter
    Professor of Law, Georgetown University
  • Edward Felten — Presenter
    Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, White House
  • Orin Kerr — Presenter
    Professor of Law, Georgetown University
  • Peter Swire — Presenter
    Co-Chair, W3C Tracking Protection Working Group
  • Scott Charney — Commenter
    Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
  • Chris Painter — Commenter
    Principal Deputy Chief, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Lior Strahilevitz — Commenter
    Deputy Dean and Sidley Austin, Professor of Law
02/11/08 10:45am - 11:00am
Break

@ University Memorial Center


02/11/08 11:00am - 1:00pm
Intellectual Property Reform

@ University Memorial Center

  • Natalie Hanlon Leh — Moderator
    Co-Partner-in-Charge, Denver Office, WilmerHale
  • Mark A. Lemley — Presenter
    William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford University; Director, Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford University
  • Arti K. Rai — Presenter
    Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Chris Sprigman — Presenter
    Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia
  • Brad Feld — Commenter
    Managing Director, Foundry Group
  • Preston Padden — Commenter
    Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center
  • Gigi B. Sohn — Commenter
    Counselor to the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
02/11/08 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Lunch and Closing Speaker

@ University Memorial Center

02/13/17 10:15am - 10:30am
Break

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