The Digital Broadband Migration: The Challenges of Internet Law and Governance

February 12-13, 2012
@ Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building, University of Colorado

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In Cooperation With the Federal Communications Bar Association

Internet policy is developing along its path. Internet-based services are not generally overseen by traditional institutions or established legal frameworks. As such, commentators continue to raise a series of concerns related to the future of competition, intellectual property rights, network security, and ongoing technological development. Policymakers continue to evaluate which institutional strategies can frame these discussions and govern behavior in a manner that respects, rather than stifles, dynamism and creativity in the Internet ecosystem.

This Digital Broadband Migration conference will evaluate these emerging discussions, picking up a conversation initiated by the OECD in 2011 on the principles that should guide policymaking in the Internet environment. The discussion will begin with the technology backdrop - IP-based networks are undermining their legacy predecessors, and IP-based broadband networks will soon be carrying all forms of communications, leaving behind an increasingly fragile regulatory regime built on legacy technology and market assumptions. For public policy goals ranging from competition to privacy and security to the protection of intellectual property, these technological and market changes require the development of new governance models and the assumption of new forms of responsibility by Internet actors such as Internet Service Providers, applications providers, and others. The conference will explore many of these questions, evaluate the state of competition policy and intellectual property policy in the Internet environment, and examine what kinds of institutions are best suited to ensuring interoperability, openness, and transparency, while providing appropriate balance and flexibility, in this constantly changing ecosystem.

Sunday, February 12, 2012
Welcome
9:00am - 9:05am
  • Phil Weiser
    Dean
    University of Colorado Law School
    Executive Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
Technology Overview
9:05am - 9:20am
  • Vinton Cerf
    Vice President
    Chief Internet Evangelist
    Google
Tech Tutorial Backdrop: An All IP Network and Its Policy Implications
9:20am - 10:20am
  • Vinton Cerf
    Vice President
    Chief Internet Evangelist
    Google
  • Edward Felten
    Director
    Center for Information Technology Policy
    Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs
    Princeton University
  • Dan Reed
    Corporate Vice President of Technology Policy and Strategy
    Microsoft
  • Jack Waters
    Chief Technology Officer
    Level 3 Communications
Moderator
  • Phil Weiser
    Dean
    University of Colorado Law School
    Executive Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
Opening Addresses
10:20am - 11:00am
  • Michael F. Bennet
    United States Senator for Colorado
  • Larry Strickling
    Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information
    National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
    U.S. Department of Commerce
Opening Panel: The Digital Broadband Migration in Perspective
11:00am - 12:15pm
  • David L. Cohen
    Executive Vice President
    Comcast Corporation
  • Brad Feld
    Managing Director
    Foundry Group
  • Dale Hatfield
    Spectrum Initiative Co-Director
    Senior Fellow
    Silicon Flatirons Center
    Adjunct Professor
    University of Colorado
  • Larissa Herda
    Chairman, CEO, and President
    tw telecom inc.
  • Larry Strickling
    Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information
    National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
    U.S. Department of Commerce
Moderator
  • Phil Weiser
    Dean
    University of Colorado Law School
    Executive Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
Lunch
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Intellectual Property Rights and The Digital Migration
1:15pm - 3:15pm
Moderator
  • Paul Ohm
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Colorado
Presenters
  • Mark Lemley
    William H. Neukom Professor of Law
    Stanford University
  • Gigi B. Sohn
    Special Counsel for External Affairs
    Federal Communications Commission
  • Jonathan Taplin
    Director
    Annenberg Innovation Lab
    University of Southern California
Discussants
Break
3:15pm - 3:30pm
Multistakeholder Bodies and Internet Governance
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Moderator
  • Pierre de Vries
    Spectrum Initiative Co-Director
    Senior Adjunct Fellow
    Silicon Flatirons Center
Presenters
  • Mark Cooper
    Research Director
    Consumer Federation of America
    Senior Adjunct Fellow
    Silicon Flatirons Center
  • Deirdre Mulligan
    Professor of Law
    UC Berkeley School of Information
    Faculty Director
    Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
  • Joe Waz
    Senior Fellow
    Silicon Flatirons Center
    Former Senior Vice President
    Comcast Corporation
Discussants
  • Kathryn C. Brown
    Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility
    Verizon
  • Douglas Sicker
    Department Head
    Engineering and Public Policy Professor, Engineering & Computer Science
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Daniel Weitzner
    Principal Research Scientist
    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
Closing Keynote
5:30pm - 6:00pm
 
Monday, February 13, 2012
Opening Keynote
9:00am - 9:45am
  • Barry Diller
    Chairman and Senior Executive
    IAC
    Chairman and Senior Executive
    Expedia, Inc.
Break
9:45am - 10:00am
Competition Policy In the Internet Environment
10:00am - 12:00pm
Moderator
  • Jon Nuechterlein
    General Counsel
    Federal Trade Commission
Presenters
  • Jonathan Sallet
    General Counsel
    Federal Communications Commission
  • Howard Shelanski
    Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Timothy Wu
    Professor of Law
    Columbia University
Discussants
  • Mark Chandler
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel, & Secretary
    Cisco
  • Christine Varney
    Partner
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust
    U.S. Department of Justice
Closing Address
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lunch Reception
12:45pm - 1:45pm

Conference Summary

For a report summarizing the conference written by Julie Cuypers, Daniel Henry, Martina Hinojosa, Marissa Johnson, Nereus Lobo, Lauren Ramirez, and Walker Williams Click Here

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Speaker Presentations

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