On April 18th, 2007, I’ll be a panelist at a session with the provocative (and somewhat enigmatic) title of “Interoperability: computer industry giants versus music?”, at Les Rencontres québécoises de l’industrie de la musique, at the Bonsecours Market in Montréal, Quebec. The other panelists will be from the music distribution industry, plus at least one from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. I’m looking forward to a lively discussion! Full report here afterwards…
Well, this isn’t really a “full report”, but the panel discussion was terrific, and not at all the slugfest one might expect — genuine discussion took place. But the most interesting thing about the conference as a whole was that although it was mainly composed of people from the recording and radio industries, many were very receptive to the message that copyright is not always good, and many also showed signs of giving up on DRM as a strategy for controlling copying. It may be that the industry is starting to see the light, at least in Québec, Canada.
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