The event features a debate between Mark Cuban, the owner of HDNet, and Fred von Lohmann, EFF's senior IP attorney, about "Copyright, YouTube, and the future of Web 2.0." Cuban has taken a vocal stand against copyright infringement on YouTube, while Fred argued the Grokster case to a victory in the Ninth Circuit on the grounds that hosting companies shouldn't have to assume the burden of policing their users' behavior.
Tickets are $35, with proceeds going to EFF -- the organization that legalized crypto, is fighting the NSA's secret wiretapping, and that is suing Viacom for censoring a political video off YouTube. Admission includes food, beer and wine.
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 7:30 - 10:00PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Douglas Room, 1 Market Place, San Diego, California
Honoring this year's winners: Yochai Benkler, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Schneier
and featuring a lively debate between HDNet Chairman and NBA Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban & Senior EFF Staff Attorney Fred von Lohmann on Copyright, YouTube, and the future of Web 2.0 Libations and hors d'oeuvres provided
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