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World Intellectual Property Org. Conference Panel 6

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On Oct. 17-19, hundreds of experts from around the world and Music Row came to Vanderbilt Law School to discuss and debate issues such as how artists, songwriters and authors are paid for use of their work and how to legally distribute music, videos and other works protected by intellectual property as part of a conference sponsored by Vanderbilt, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC).Vanderbilt professor of law and director of the international legal studies program, Larry Helfer collaborated with music rights organizations BMI, ASCAP and SESAC for the conference.PANEL DISCUSSION 6. THE PROTECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS: THE ROLE OF COLLECTIVE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS AND OF PERFORMERS AND PRODUCES OF PHONOGRAMS.Issues to discuss: Measures to combat illegal downloading. Are technical means, including digital rights management, relevant and efficient to fight against Internet piracy? The role of each category of rights owners in the enforcement process. Can collective management work effectively with P2P and file sharing systems of computer networks? Transition of P2P services from outlets for piracy to legitimate, legal, profitable ventures. Could blanket license for digital distribution of sound recordings assist the development of authorized online music services? The need to change the attitude of the consumer. Moderator:Mr. Marvin Berenson, General Counsel, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), New York, United States of AmericaSpeakers:Mr. Mitch Glazier, Executive Vice President, RIAAMrs. Patricia Polach, Associate General Councel, American Federation of Musicians of the United States of America and Canada, Washington D.C., United States of AmericaMr. Francois-Xavier Nuttall, Consultant, CISAC, Paris, FranceMr. Paul Spurgeon, Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel, Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), Toronto, CanadaProfessor Jose Caballero, Pan American University, Mexico City, Mexico

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