A Debate: The War over Music
Stanford Law Professor Larry Lessig vs. Former RIAA CEO Hilary Rosen
Sponsored by Student Affairs: Spectrum, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
Tue, October 21, 2003
Wed, October 22, 2003
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Admission: General Public, $10; USC Faculty and Staff, $8; USC Students, $5
Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
University Park Campus
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Stanford law professor Larry Lessig debates Hilary Rosen, former CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, on issues surrounding downloading music, internet piracy and copyright laws in the world of cyberspace.
The College of Letters, Arts & Sciences Lecture Series continues with the second in a series of debates, this time with ?The War over Music.?
Hilary Rosen, former CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, debates copyright and intellectual property expert Larry Lessig on issues related to music piracy, including whether piracy is legal or controllable and copyright laws in the world of cyberspace.
As a professor at Stanford Law School, Lessig teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional and Internet law. Lessig authored "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace" and has written articles widely published in such periodicals as "The New Republic," "Wall Street Journal" and "Wired Magazine."
Lessig?s extensive teaching includes a fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin last year and previous engagements at Harvard Law and the University of Chicago Law School.
Rosen is former chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of the RIAA, the trade group representing the $14 billion U.S. sound recording industry. Rosen has appeared on various year-end power lists including "The Hollywood Reporter?s" 'Power 50' and the "Washingtonian?s" '100 Most Powerful Women.'
A founder and board member of Rock the Vote, Rosen has consistently and forcefully protected the right of artists to deliver their own message without fear of government censorship, and is the recipient of numerous honors for her work on behalf of the First Amendment, including the American Civil Liberties Union's Torch of Liberty.
A veteran lobbyist on Capitol Hill, Rosen has also long been respected for her knowledge of the political and legislative process.
Added by lhl on September 22, 2003