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Thursday, June 27 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
The Downloaded Era: Battle for Internet Rights

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It's been 15 years since Napster launched, yet the Internet is still a highly regulated, strictly governed entity. Napster was revolutionary on all fronts: not only did it forever change the course of the music industry, it made ownership of digital content instant through downloading. The debate around how we should view the concept of intellectual property and copyright in the digital age has continued since the launch of Napster in the '90's until today. Why is file-sharing still so limited and how has it affected the world at large? This talk examines the progress in the effort for open sharing since Napster.

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Kim Dotcom

Founder, Mega
Kim Dotcom is a German born Internet entrepreneur, currently based in New Zealand.  | | He is the founder of Mega, an internet company that provides a cloud file system at your fingertips, including cross-account folder sharing for easy online collaboration. The company prides itself on providing a service that helps protect customer privacy. | | Before Mega, Kim established Megaupload in 2005. Megaupload was an online Hong... Read More →
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Alex Winter

Producer & Director, Downloaded
Alex Winter began his career as an actor on Broadway and in movies, including the BILL AND TED franchise and THE LOST BOYS. His work as a writer/director includes the hit MTV comedy series, THE IDIOT BOX; feature films FREAKED, from Twentieth Century Fox, and FEVER, an Official Selection at Cannes. Currently, Alex produced and directed Downloaded, a feature documentary about the digital revolution, including Napster co-founders Sean Parker... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
1 - Summit Stage

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