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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 551-7154.