C&T 2010 Conference
Fritz Attaway is an Executive Vice President and MPAA Special Policy Advisor. Reporting to Chairman and CEO, Dan Glickman, and President and COO, Bob Pisano, Attaway provides legal advice and direction for all federal public policy activities of the association. Attaway also participates in the management of worldwide public policy interests for the association and its member companies. The issues of primary concern to MPAA include communications, copyright, and international trade matters impacting MPAA member companies.
Attaway joined MPAA in 1976 after serving as Attorney-Advisor in the Cable Television Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission where he was involved in numerous rulemaking proceedings concerning cable television and pay TV.
He was promoted to Vice President of Congressional Affairs in 1978, was named Senior Vice President in 1986, and Washington General Counsel was added to his title in 1993. In 2005 his title became Special Policy Advisor. He has held the post of Executive Vice President since 2000.
In addition to his position at MPAA, Attaway is an officer of the Motion Picture Association which represents MPAA member companies abroad, and serves on the board of directors of The Copyright Collective of Canada. Attaway is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy of the U.S. State Department.
In 1970 Attaway commenced his legal training at the University of Chicago where he was awarded a National Honors Scholarship. He received his J.D. Degree in June of 1973. Attaway is a member of the District of Columbia and Federal Communications Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of the State of Idaho, and United States District Court for the District of Idaho.
Attaway received his primary and secondary education in Caldwell, Idaho and attended The College of Idaho where he received a B.A., with honors, in 1968. He majored in political science and business administration.
Jon Baumgarten is an Intellectual Property Partner at Proskauer Rose, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Widely recognized as one of the country’s leading domestic and international intellectual property lawyers, with particular emphasis in copyright matters, Jon substantively anchored the firm’s trial and appellate teams in a number of successful, precedent-setting intellectual property cases under the Copyright Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Amendments (“DMCA”).
Jon successfully argued for the Copyright Office and Government major cases of copyright doctrine (Eltra; Esquire) and has been instrumental in other such actions as Napster (file sharing), ICrave (cross border transmission), and Lexmark (DMCA). In recent years, Jon has also regularly counseled and led teams of businesspersons and technologists in the development and formulation of cross-industry technical standards and DRM solutions for content protection.
Jon’s practice has an emphasis on domestic and international copyright, licensing, litigation and related matters pertaining to the publishing, computer, motion picture, television, music and recording, communications, arts and Internet communities. From January 1976 through 1979, Jon served as General Counsel of the United States Copyright Office. During this period, he was a leading participant in the formulation of the new Copyright Act, was responsible for rulemaking and the thorough overhaul of Copyright Office regulations and practices under the new law, represented the Copyright Office before courts and Congressional committees, and represented the U.S. Government in international copyright conferences.
In addition, Jon is the author of numerous articles and a book on international copyright, and has lectured on copyright at numerous scholarly, professional and industry seminars and programs in the U.S. and abroad. He was a founding director of the American Copyright Council, the Computer Law Association, the D.C. Computer Law Forum and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts.
Nick Bogaty directs business development for Adobe’s digital publishing group. He is responsible for business activities related to Adobe’s eBook and digital newspaper and magazine products.
Prior to Adobe, Nick led the International Digital Publishing Forum and oversaw the creation and approval of the three specifications which comprise the EPUB standard file format for eBooks. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the IDPF. He lives and works in New York City.
Christian Brugeron is the founder and CTO of Vivacode, a French-based company involved in an innovative way of sharing protected digital assets, such as books, music and videos.
M. Brugeron has over 20 years in consulting in digital workflows.
Prior to Vivacode, he has helped numerous companies and organizations, like the European Parliament, the Yellow Pages, Yves Saint Laurent, Hachette Books… to add value to their content by digitizing, protecting and distributing them.
He is also a teacher at The Sorbonne, and at Asfored, on monetization of content.
M. Brugeron graduated from the Paris Science University, Orsay, in Physics.
Jim Burger is a member of the law firm of Dow Lohnes specializing in representation of technology companies on intellectual property, entertainment content licensing, communications and government policy matters. Mr. Burger joined the firm’s Media, Information and Technologies group in January, 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Burger was a Senior Director in Apple Computer’s Law Department. During the nine years he was at Apple, Mr. Burger had a variety of assignments, including representing Apple’s Advanced Technology Group, USA Field Sales organizations, and World-Wide Operations and Manufacturing, as well as General Counsel for Europe and Latin America and responsible for world wide government affairs. In addition, from 1991 until 1996, he was Chair of the Information Technology Industry Council’s Proprietary Rights Committee.
Joshua Cohen is CEO of iPharro. He comes to iPharro with over ten years of experience in finance, business, media development and strategy. In this time he has worked in some of the most prestigious companies in the Finance and Media sectors, namely Merrill Lynch, the Random House division of Bertelsmann Media Group and MTV Germany. A former standup comedy producer in New York with over 200 shows to his production credit, Mr. Cohen is in the unique position of understanding Media from all sides, from the creative to the technical. As an internationally educated executive, his expertise is in managing cross-cultural teams and international negotiations.
Mr. Cohen holds a Masters in Business Administration from New York University in New York City, and a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, in Princeton, NJ.
Mr. Cohen spent his formative years in the greater New York metropolitan area and currently lives in Frankfurt, Germany. In his spare time he enjoys exercising, playing piano, reading, and learning German.
Michael D. Fricklas is Viacom’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He joined Viacom as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel/Corporate in 1993, became Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel in 1994 and became General Counsel in 1998. He assumed the additional title of Executive Vice President in May 2000, following the Viacom/CBS merger. As General Counsel, he is responsible for Viacom’s legal affairs and management of its law department, and is a leading voice on issues of copyright and piracy.
Mr. Fricklas received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Colorado, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 1981 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1984. Mr. Fricklas is a member of the Board of Trustees of Jazz at Lincoln Center; the Board of Trustees of the American Jewish Committee, New York Chapter; the Advisory Board of the Legal Aid Society; and the Board of Visitors of Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of General Counsel and the immediate past chair of the General Counsel Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Mr. Fricklas also is a member of various other bar associations including the General Counsel Committee of the National Center for State Courts, the Board of the National Chamber Litigation Center, and the General Counsel Committee of the American Bar Association. Mr. Fricklas has given numerous professional presentations and published several articles. He has also received several awards including the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel’s Counsel of the Year, the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Excellence in Corporate Practice Award, Boston University School of Law’s “Silver Shingle” for distinguished service to the school of law, the American Jewish Committee’s Stanley M. Isaacs Human Relations Award, the UJA Federation Steven E. Banner Award, and the Boy Scouts’ ”Good Scout” Award for outstanding community service.
Mr. Fricklas is married to Dr. Donna Astion and they have four daughters.
Nic Garnett is a partner with HRO Grant Dawe, a London law firm where He heads the IP, Media and IT law practice. He is also the CEO of Interight, a digital media consulting practice based in Mountain View, California and in the UK.
From 1999 to 2002 Nic was Senior Vice President and in house counsel with InterTrust Technologies in Silicon Valley, focusing on the operational standards and policy aspects of deployment of InterTrust DRM systems.
Nic was the Director General and CEO of IFPI (the International Federation of Phonographic Industry) from 1992 to 1999 and before that, IFPI’s Regional Director for South East Asia, based in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Nic is a consultant to WIPO for whom he has written a major study on the relationship of copyright exceptions and DRM technologies. He is a regular speaker WIPO at workshops.
He holds law degrees from the universities of Cambridge and Bordeaux.
Dave Habiger joined Sonic in 1993 and has been instrumental in the company’s growth. Most recently, Dave has held the title of President and Chief Executive Officer for the company. Prior to that position, Dave spent three years as the general manager of the company’s largest division, the Desktop Products Group (now the Roxio Division) where he played a key role in the development of Sonic’s OEM and retail markets for consumer software. He has been responsible for the integration into Sonic of key acquisitions, including the Desktop and Mobile Division of Veritas and the Roxio consumer software group.
In prior roles at Sonic, he has been responsible for Pacific Rim Operations, North American Sales, development of a sales and distribution channel, and setting direction for the company’s product lines. Prior to joining Sonic, Habiger was a product manager at the Roscor Corporation, a leading provider of professional video, audio, multimedia and computer-based products and services.
He was also a founder of Providence Productions, a media production company. Habiger holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.B.A from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI.
Rob Kasunic has taught over twenty copyright law courses as an Adjunct Professor of Law over the past sixteen years, a period tracking the development of copyright issues related to the Internet. He currently teaches Copyright Law at the Georgetown Law Center, at the American University’s Washington College of Law, where he teaches an advanced seminar on Copyright Law and Policy, and at the University of Baltimore, where he teaches a course on Copyright and the Arts. Previously, Mr. Kasunic was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Washington College of Law for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Mr. Kasunic is also a Principal Legal Advisor at the United States Copyright Office. At the Office, he has been involved with most domestic Internet, technology, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act issues before the Office, including acting as primary attorney for the triennial Anticircumvention Rulemaking proceedings since its inception in 2000, the Copyright Office’s Orphan Works Report submitted to Congress, and the Section 104 Report mandated by Congress in the DMCA. He has been responsible for developing the Office’s position in a wide range of litigation and appellate issues before the Office, including the Government’s activity including MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. He has handled most trademark, domain name, and antitrust issues that have arisen before the Office, including prosecution of the Office’s adoption of a new seal and logo. He is currently working on final regulations for filing designations of agents to the Copyright Office pursuant to section 512, and revising registration accommodations for registration of multiple works, including unpublished collections and units of publication.
Before arriving at the Copyright Office, Mr. Kasunic ran an IP practice which included defense of a parody website from threats by Mattel and major copyright infringement litigation (liability phase) against the Baltimore Ravens and National Football League Properties over the team’s initial logo. He is the author of numerous published articles on copyright law with a particular emphasis on fair use, and manages his own website on copyright law and litigation.http://www.kasunic.com He is on the Board of Trustees of the Copyright Society of the USA, was past-Chair of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Copyright Society, the Copyright Committee for the IPL Section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the Government Relations to Copyright Committee of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He is admitted to the bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In his strategy role, Kennedy directed an anthropological study of young-adult news consumption in 2007 that led AP to a “new model for news,” designed to shape the delivery of news to better meet the demands of the digital audience (http://www.ap.org/newmodel.pdf.).
He began his second stint with The Associated Press in 2001, after two years as executive director of product planning for The Wall Street Journal Online, also known as WSJ.com. Before moving to the Journal, he spent 13 years at AP, first as business news editor and later as the founding director of the news agency’s multimedia department.
As business editor of AP, Kennedy led the agency’s award-winning coverage of the stock market crash in 1987 and oversaw the development of new data services that first enabled newspapers to customize their listings of stocks and mutual funds. In 1995, he was tapped to lead a new department that created The WIRE, AP’s first Web-based news service, honored in 1999 by the Smithsonian Institution.
Kennedy has been a board member and president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, a founding member of the Media Center at the American Press Institute, and a founder and board member of the Online News Association.
He began his journalism career at The Ogdensburg (N.Y.) Journal as a reporter and later managing editor. He also spent several years as a bureau chief, foreign correspondent and business editor for The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune before moving to AP.
He is a 1975 graduate of Amherst College, where he majored in American Studies. He and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters and live in Pleasantville, N.Y.
David E. Leibowitz is Managing Partner of CH POTOMAC, a strategic services firm working with companies at the intersection of entertainment, media and technology. Among other activities, Mr. Leibowitz serves as Chairman of Sir Groovy (a music synchronization technology platform and licensing solution connecting TV Producers, Music Supervisors, Filmmakers and Advertising Executives to premium label music worldwide); 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), and as Partner in The A&R Channel (a cable VOD service on Comcast available in over 17 million homes). In addition, as Managing Partner of CH Potomac, Mr. Leibowitz is a Senior Advisor to Motorola, National Datacast (a commercial subsidiary of PBS), and Musicane, among others.
In recent years, Mr. Leibowitz served as Chairman of Ezmo (an independent online social music subsidiary of FAST Search and Transfer – since acquired by Microsoft) and as an advisor to BMI, Gibson Guitar, Haystack Media, 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), responsible for business, policy, legal and standards setting issues facing the industry with particular emphasis on how to position the industry to best utilize new physical formats and electronic delivery platforms; a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm Wiley & Rein, representing a number of Fortune 100 media and entertainment companies, television personalities, a major league professional baseball team; and media and CE trade associations; 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).
Mr. Lewis is currently Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer for Comcast Cable where he advises company management and the business units on intellectual property, technology, e-commerce, Internet, privacy, and security law matters. He also leads the group within the Comcast Cable Law Department responsible for technology, licensing, non-patent intellectual property, and business information matters.
Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Lewis served as Acting General Counsel for Half.com, Inc., an eBay Inc. company. Before that, he was Vice President & General Counsel for Infonautics, Inc., a publicly-traded Internet information company, where he was responsible for all legal matters for over five years. Mr. Lewis began his legal career in the intellectual property and technology law group of the Reed Smith firm. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Lewis worked in software product development as a senior technical writer and project team leader in California’s Silicon Valley.
He graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he earned his J.D. degree and served as Executive Editor of the Law Review; he earned his B.A. degree from Haverford College. Mr. Lewis has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law where he has taught Computer Law and an advanced Copyright course.
He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Lewis is a frequent speaker on privacy, copyright, and e-commerce law topics at industry and professional events.
Jean-Henry Morin is a senior scientist at University of Geneva in Switzerland, dept. of Information Systems. He was Associate Professor at Korea University Business School in Seoul until 2008. He is co-founder of PebbleAge, a Geneva based company specialized in corporate performance management solutions where he was director of research and development and led an Enterprise DRM business unit until 2004.
He holds a Ph.D. and a degree in Information Systems from University of Geneva. He has published in international conferences and journals and has worked on many European research projects. His research interests include Digital Rights and Policy Management (DRM/DPM), exception management in DRM environments, IS security, socially responsible and sustainable security, corporate information asset management, compliance, corporate governance, electronic commerce and services, Peer-to-Peer computing, mobile objects (agents), electronic publishing and information services over open networks.
Jim is the CEO and co-founder of Attributor and also serves as the Chairman of Anchor Intelligence. Prior to Attributor, Jim was CEO and Chairman of Moreover Technologies, where he successfully restructured the company through acquisition by VeriSign in October of 2005. Before Moreover, Jim was the President and Chairman of Outride Inc., a spinout from the Xerox Palo Alto ResearchCenter (PARC), which was acquired by Google. Jim received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated Cum Laude in Psychology from the University of Colorado.
Bill Rosenblatt is program chair of C&T 2010 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 digital product planning. 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 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.
Stuart Rosove is VP, Corporate Development, BayTSP. With more than 18 years of experience in technology management and market development, Rosove is responsible for growth initiatives including strategic partner development and International expansion.
Prior to joining BayTSP, Rosove was VP, Media & Entertainment at Digimarc where he was responsible for Intellectual Property Licensing, market development and strategic partnership development. In that role, he worked closely with Digimarc Licensees, and various stakeholders in the Digital Media delivery ecosystem to promote the adoption of digital watermarking for managing, protecting and enhancing digital content. Rosove was also responsible for the joint venture between Digimarc and the Nielsen Company which was announced in 2009.
Prior to joining Digimarc, Rosove was president and CEO of Activated Content Corp., a leading supplier of digital watermarking solutions to the music industry. Rosove was also CEO of AudioTrack Watermark Solutions and founder and CEO of Sequel Technology Corp. He has held senior management positions at Delrina and QNX Software.
Rosove has completed the Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Manitoba in Canada.
Rajan Samtani is a widely known expert on digital rights technologies including DRM and content identification. Until recently, he was Senior Director of Business Development at Digimarc, responsible for Digimarc’s patent licensing and business development efforts to promote the adoption of Digital Watermarking applications in the Media & Entertainment ecosystem.
Prior to Digimarc, Raj was at ContentGuard, Inc. where he was responsible for licensing DRM intellectual property to device manufacturers and service providers. Before that, he led sales and marketing efforts at REAL Software Systems, the leader in rights licensing and royalties solutions.
Raj has a BA in Economics from UCLA. He has been a frequent speaker and moderator at several industry events such as Digital Hollywood, Jupiter Digital Rights Strategies, Jupiter PlugIn, IMS Research, Building Blocks and Music 2.0 among others.
Singer is responsible for coordinating digital policy across all Sony Pictures’ businesses. He focuses on emerging and disruptive technologies and evaluates and develops adaptive business models to stay ahead of the technological curve. In addition to developing new consumer usage models, Singer plays a central role in Sony Pictures’ worldwide anti-piracy and digital rights management efforts.
Singer represents the studio in numerous standards setting activities, including serving as President of DECE (www.decellc.org), which is a nearly 50-member, cross-industry consortium dedicated to creating open standards for digital entertainment distribution with a goal of enabling consumers to acquire and play content across a wide range of services and devices.
Singer also sits on the boards of MovieLab, DVD CCA, Entertainment Technology Center USC, and the HDBaseT Alliance.
Mr. Singer received both his JD and MBA from the University of San Diego.
Sherwin Siy is Deputy Legal Director and Kahle/Austin Promise Fellow at Public Knowledge where he focuses on emerging copyright issues and international effects on IP and technology policy. Before joining PK, he served as Staff Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, working on consumer and communications issues.
Sherwin received his JD with a Certificate in Law and Technology from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. While in law school, he also worked on a variety of IP issues through the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic, including library copying rights and the legitimate uses of P2P file sharing.
Alex Terpstra was appointed CEO of Philips Content Identification, in January 2007, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Alex joined Philips in 1991 after having worked for some time in the television content production industry.
In Philips, Alex worked several years on various professional television broadcast projects. He was involved in the digitalization of television broadcasting since its start in the early nineties, first in the area of digital compression equipment and since 2001 in the area of content protection. During these years Alex has held various managerial positions in project management, product management, sales & marketing and business development.
In 2003 Alex was appointed General Manager of CryptoTec, a fast growing Philips department developing and marketing conditional access products to the broadcasting industry, until the group was successfully divested in 2006. In the summer of 2006 Alex joined the Content Identification group that became Civolution in October 2008.
Caroline Vanderlip joined SharedBook Inc. as its Chief Executive Officer in March 2004. She is responsible for guiding the strategic and operational direction of the company. Ms. Vanderlip has 30 years of progressive leadership, managerial and entrepreneurial success within the Internet, telecommunications, and cable TV industries.
Prior to SharedBook, Ms. Vanderlip served as Executive Vice President of ACE INA, an insurance holding company, where she also was President of a subsidiary venture specializing in employee benefits, YouDecide.com. She served as Chief Executive Officer of Softbank Interactive Marketing, a database-driven, interactive solutions firm in 1997, and President of AT&T’s Personal Online Services group from 1995 to 1997.
From 1988 to 1995 Ms. Vanderlip was employed in various senior executive roles at NBC, the last being Senior Vice President, NBC Cable & Business Development, where she helped launch NBC SuperChannel throughout Europe. At CNBC, she helped construct the original business plan and became one of its first employees, responsible for all affiliate sales and marketing activity of the now multi-billion company.
Prior to NBC, Ms. Vanderlip held various senior level sales and marketing positions in the print, TV syndication and cable TV businesses.
Ms. Vanderlip holds an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University and a B.A. in American Studies from Vassar College.
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.