Tubefilter is proud to partner once again with The Caucus for Producers, Writers, & Directors—an alliance of television and new media content creators—to present Pirates of the Internet: Protecting the Rights of Content Creators at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday, February 28, 2011.

With the recent internet backlash from the Stop Online Piracy Act, a Congressional bill designed to curtail copyright infringement but that also threatens to disrupt the function of the internet, piracy has become a hot button issue as Hollywood tries to make sense of intellectual property rights.

The panel will discuss issues surrounding SOPA (and Senate bill PIPA), and explore “the need for further legislation to protect intellecutal property rights of content creators, as well as other collateral matters in the piracy lair.”

  • Melinda Demsky – Senior Vice President, Content Protection, FOX
  • Vin Di Bona Chairman FishBowl Worldwide Media & Vin Di Bona Productions
  • Jim Gladstone – Executive Vice President Legal & Business Affairs, Lionsgate
  • Kent Raygor – Partner, Sheppard Mullin
  • Michael D. Robinson – Executive Vice President, Content Protection & Chief of Operations, Motion Picture Association of America
  • Moderator: Ted Johnson – Deputy Editor, Variety

Last September Tubefilter and The Caucus brought you the Ninth Annual Caucus Television Preview, which handicapped the 2011-2012 schedule in the context of program development and pilot production for this season, and will cover the increase in reality programs and their effect on the industry. Other events from Tubefilter and the Caucus include Social Media for Content Creators and The Creative Independent and the Web live from the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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