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 Rep. Lofgren to Discuss Copyright and Piracy Technology Policy Issues With Silicon Valley Leaders, Sept. 19 at Santa Clara University

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Sept. 15, 2011 - Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), a founding member of the Congressional Internet Caucus, will discuss technology policy issues in a public "technology town hall" meeting at Santa Clara University, September 19 from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

The event will be held at SCU’s Nobili Hall, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053.

Rep. Lofgren will discuss her views on legislation in Congress designed to thwart copyright piracy and counterfeiting both domestically and overseas. The Senate version of the legislation, titled the PROTECT IP Act, is awaiting a full vote by the chamber. The House Judiciary Committee is awaiting a similar version of the legislation in the next several weeks. Many experts in copyright legislation expect this anti-piracy legislation to move during this session of Congress.

To attend this session, RSVP at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=223102, registration is required and free of charge. 

Rep. Lofgren's talk is part of the annual State of the Net West program, co-sponsored by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee and the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Later in September, two other members of Congress -- leaders of the Congressional Internet Caucus -- will discuss technology policy issues with Silicon Valley audiences.  Rep. Anna Eshoo is currently scheduled for Sept. 27 in Palo Alto, CA. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is scheduled for Sept. 28 at Santa Clara University. Another technology town hall discussion with Rep. Mike Honda is expected to be scheduled later.

 For more information about State of the Net West or to be notified about the other upcoming events, contact Joy Peacock, Assistant Director of the High Tech Law Institute, at joybpeacock@gmail.com or (408) 551-7154.


About Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara Law, founded in 1911 on the site of California’s oldest operating higher-education institution, is dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. One of the nation’s most diverse law schools, Santa Clara Law offers its 975 students an academically rigorous program, including graduate degrees in international law and intellectual property law; a combined J.D./MBA degree; and certificates in intellectual property law, international law, and public interest and social justice law. Santa Clara Law is located in the world-class business center of Silicon Valley and is distinguished nationally for its highly ranked program in intellectual property. For more information, see law.scu.edu.


About the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee
Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee is a diverse group of public interest, non-profit and industry groups working to educate the Congress and the public about important Internet-related policy issues. The group seeks to promote the growth and advancement of the Internet, provide a bicameral, bipartisan forum for Internet concerns to be raised, while promoting the education of internet-related issues. More information can be found at www.netcaucus.org .


Media Contacts:
Deborah Lohse | Santa Clara University | 408-554-5121 | dlohse@scu.edu
Tim Lordan | Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee | 202-439-5688 | tlordan@netcaucus.org.



 


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