The Download Debate Strikes Back at Cornell

Cornell University hosts some great discussion panels as a part of their University Computer Policy & Law program. Most of these are available as streaming video.

Thursday’s panel was entitled, “The Download Debate Strikes Back,” and featured an all-star cast of panelists:

  • Alec French, Senior Counsel, Government Relations, NBC/Universal
  • Cary Sherman, President, RIAA
  • Avery Kotler, Senior Director, Business and Legal Affairs, Napster
  • Fred von Lohmann, Senior Staff Attorney, EFF
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Communications, NYU
  • Fritz Attaway, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MPAA

If you want to watch the video, point your crappy spyware-laden RealPlayer here.

Or for GNU/Linux dorks like me:
mplayer rtsp://

The stream is almost 3 hours long, but it’s worth it. Truly entertaining and informative. By the way, Fred von Lohmann is a god. I think it’s time to donate to the EFF again.


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