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Announcing EEPI - Electronic Entertainment Policy Initiative

Monty Solomon (
Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:21:08 -0500

Lauren Weinstein
March 25, 2005

I'm pleased to announce "EEPI" ( ), a new
initiative aimed at fostering cooperation in the areas of electronic
entertainment and its many related issues, problems, and impacts.

I've teamed with 30+ year recording industry veteran Thane Tierney in
this effort to find cooperative solutions to technical, legal, policy,
and other issues relating to the vast and growing range of electronic
technologies that are crucial to the entertainment industry, but that
also impact other industries, interest groups, individuals, and
society in major ways.

There are many interested parties, including record labels, film
studios, the RIAA, the MPAA, artists, consumers, intellectual freedom
advocates, broadcasters, manufacturers, legislators, regulators, and a
multitude of others.

The issues cover an enormous gamut from DVDs, CDs, and piracy issues
to multimedia cell phones, from digital video recorders to Internet
file sharing/P2P, from digital TV and the "broadcast flag" to the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and "fair use" controversies.

Working together, rather than fighting each other, perhaps we can all
find some broadly acceptable paths that will be of benefit to

For more information, please see the EEPI Web site at:

A moderated public discussion list and an EEPI announcement list
are now available at the site.

Public participation is cordially invited. Thank you very much.

Lauren Weinstein

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Lauren Weinstein was a charter
subscriber to TELECOM Digest, back in 1981, and was a regular
participant here for many years. PAT]

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