Wednesday at O'Reilly's P2P & Web Services Conference
by Derrick Story
Congressman Rick Boucher inaugurated day three of O'Reilly's P2P conference
by outlining how he wants to improve the legal exchange of online music by
enacting laws that are fair for customers, artists, and record companies.
Later that morning, the authors of the "P2P Networking Overview" research
report held a press conference discussing the state of P2P now, and what's
in store for the future.
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Congressman Rick Boucher explained the legislative
environment for online music and proposed how to improve the exchange of
Key components to Congressman Boucher's proposals are
contained in his MOCA initiative.
Congressman Boucher stayed for interviews after his
keynote address. Here he's talking to Rael Dornfest, Tim O'Reilly, and
Tim O'Reilly and Congressman Boucher talk after
his keynote address with Rael Dornfest and reporter Wendy Grossman looking
MusicCity CEO Steve Griffin asks Rep. Boucher about
how to build support for what Griffin believes are the need for fairer laws
concerning online music exchange.
Yossi Vardi shows Tim O'Reilly that ICQ has 6 million
hits in Google while Madonna has only 1.5 million.
The press conference to promote the "P2P Networking
Overview" research report. From left to right, Anne Thomas Manes, Clay
Shirky, Rael Dornfest, Lucas Gonze, Kelly Truelove, and Tim O'Reilly.