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 7. THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN TODAY'S MARKET ECONOMY AND DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTIssues to discuss: The agenda of the music industry and content providers. Towards catalogues of music on line. Consequences and impact of the new online music destination, offering ad-supported legal downloads of audio and video content licensed from the catalogues of the world's major and independent record labels. New standards for digital distribution of digital contents (e.g., Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)). The economic impact of collective rights management and the ever increasing value of copyright and related rights. Have the 1996 WIPO treaties (WCT and WPPT) changed practices for royalties collected overseas? The role of governments and collective management organizations in the current digital environment and market. The American copyright education campaign.Watch video.Moderator: Dr. Mihàly Ficsor, President, Hungarian Copyright CouncilSpeakers:Mrs. Joan McGivern, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), New York, NYMs. Ann Chaitovitz, Attorney-Advisor, Office of International Relations, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, VAMr. Daryl P. Friedman, Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc., Washington, D.C.