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SMP » Press Releases Launches New Intellectual Property Breakfast Club With Free Event on Google Book Search (PR Newswire) - 10 May 2010 Launches New Intellectual Property Breakfast Club With Free Event on Google Book Search and E-Book Licensing logoWASHINGTON/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The broadband and intellectual property news service is offering free tickets to the first event in its Intellectual Property Breakfast Club series, "The Google Book Search Case and E-Book Licensing."


The event is on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Clyde's of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m.

FREE Registration is available at

Sponsored by Intel Corporation and Time Warner Cable, the new series will probe a diverse set of topics, including e-book licensing; increasing controversies over retransmission consent; and international progress against counterfeiting.

Speakers at the May 11 event include Jonathan Band, Counsel, Library Copyright Alliance; Michael Capobianco, Vice President, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America; and Sherwin Siy, Deputy Legal Director, Public Knowledge.

The events will be moderated by Sarah Lai Stirland, Assistant Managing Editor, Lai Stirland has covered business, finance and legal affairs, telecommunications and tech policy for 15 years from New York, Washington and San Francisco, and has written extensively about intellectual property over the years.

"Sorting out the question of how we distribute and manage our creative work in the digital world is crucial to the economic health of an increasingly idea-driven economy," Lai Stirland said.

The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club's second event - on June 8 - will focus on new battles over retransmission battles and video licensing.

The series complements's highly popular "Broadband Breakfast Club," which will continue to meet on the Third Tuesday of each month.

The next Broadband Breakfast Club will be held at the same time and venue on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Keynoting the May 18 Broadband Breakfast Club event will be Pamela Miller, Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, on "International Reactions to the U.S. National Broadband Plan."

Panelists for the May 18 event include Blair Levin, former director of the U.S. National Broadband Plan; Young K. Noh, Minister-Counselor, Korean Embassy; and Robin Twyman, First Secretary for Trade and Business Affairs, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Register at


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