Donald Jasko to Moderate ETA Conference Panel at C3 Expo,
"Business & Regulatory Issues for DRM: Who's Watching? Whose Rights?"
As part of the Entertainment Technology Alliance Conference at the C3 Expo, Donald A. Jasko, Chief Executive Officer
of Digital Economics, LLC, will moderate a panel on June 28, 2005 that examines the continued development and commercialization
of Digital Rights Management technologies. The discussion will focus on the subtle balance involved in the development of DRM
technologies that attempt to respond to consumers' reasonable expectations while still insuring that content creators and owners
are compensated properly. It will also examine the prospects for DRM developers striking that balance while still maintaining
their commercial viability. Among the issues to be addressed are:
• Are consumer expectations reasonable with regard to DRM
technologies? Will DRM technologies ever be able to properly address
issues such as those of Fair Use? How transparent can DRM
• How will consumer expectations and content owner requirements evolve
as digital media become ubiquitous? Will DRM vendors be able to strike
a permanent balance between the two?
• Will DRM technologies be able to operate across numerous media? Or
are we faced with a future of numerous technologies unable to
communicate with each other?
• What will consumer electronics manufacturers require in order to
wholeheartedly incorporate DRM technologies in their products?
How does a provider determine a reasonable license fee in order
to enable the incorporation of a DRM technology in consumer
• Will hacking ever cease to be an issue for DRM technologies, or will it
just become a manageable cost of doing business?
• What are the biggest obstacles to viable business models for DRM
Appearing on the panel will be:
• Ian Ballon, Partner (Intellectual Property & Internet) of Manatt, Phelps
& Phillips, LLP
• Bruce Gitlin, Vice President of Contentguard
• Mark Sherman, Vice President of Corbis
• Mike Harris, President of Digital 5, Inc.
The panel will commence at 3:00 PM on June 28. The ETA Conference at the C3 Expo will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Center
in New York City.
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