DCIA Presents Global P2P & VIDEO CONFERENCE

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First-ever international event co-hosted by Digital Hollywood in Santa Monica, California.

The event for power players! This is the one conference where everything you do, everything you say, and everything you see means business. Get serious! Be an industry momentum leader. Put your company on Digital Hollywood's must-see list!

The Distributed Computing Industry Association (http://www.DCIA.info), a trade organization with more than one-hundred Member companies including peer-to-peer and social networking software developers and distributors (P2Ps), Internet service providers (ISPs), content rights holders (CRHs), and service-and-support companies, today announced the agenda, sponsors, and first wave of speakers for its inaugural P2P & VIDEO CONFERENCE, which will take place on October 27, 2008 at Digital Hollywood Fall in Santa Monica, California.

"P2P continues to represent both the most significant challenges as well as the greatest opportunities for the motion picture and television industries - and we are grateful to Digital Hollywood's organizers for recognizing that and working with us to mount this important event. We cordially invite digital video stakeholders from all parts of the world to plan now to attend the DCIA's first-ever P2P & VIDEO CONFERENCE," said DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty.

This special industry event is scheduled for Monday, October 27, 2008 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California. The "Conference-within-Digital-Hollywood" will feature keynotes from top P2P companies and major video distributors, panels of industry leaders, and valuable workshops.

The P2P & VIDEO CONFERENCE is being sponsored by CUGate, Javien Digital Payment Solutions, and Unlimited Media; and is a companion piece to the P2P & MUSIC CONFERENCE taking place on Friday, October 10th at PopKomm in Berlin, Germany.

Digital Hollywood Fall promotes itself as, "The event for power players! This is the one conference where everything you do, everything you say, and everything you see means business. Get serious! Be an industry momentum leader. Put your company on Digital Hollywood's must-see list!"

P2P & VIDEO CONFERENCE keynote speakers will include Robert Levitan, CEO, Pando Networks; Barry Tishgart, VP of Internet Services, Comcast; Michael King, CEO, Abacast; Kevin Bradshaw, COO, LimeWire; Kumar Subramanian, CEO, MediaMelon; Orang Dialameh, CEO, iVisit; Tom Patterson, CEO, Digital Containers; David Rice, VP of Marketing, Move Networks; and Phill Robinson, CEO, Velocix.

Panelists and moderators will include Stephen Alstrup, CEO, Octoshape; Arash Amel, Head of Broadband Media, Screen Digest; Philippe Benoliel, CEO, MashON; Eitan Efron, VP of Marketing, Oversi; Chris Gillis, Director of Sales, MediaDefender; Paul Grusche, COO, Ultramercial; Daniel Harris, CEO, MediaPass Gigantic; Peder Jungck, CTO, Cloudshield; Karen Kaplowitz, Member Services, Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA); Gerry Kaufhold, Principal Analyst, Reed Business; Kshitij Kumar, CEO, TellyTopia; Marty Lafferty, CEO, Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA); Sari Lafferty, Business Affairs, Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA); Walter Leaphart, CEO, Music Intelligence Solutions; Jonathan Lee, SVP, PiCast; Alex Mashinsky, CEO, DigiMeld; Rob Manoff, CEO, Jambo Media; Steven Masur, Managing Partner, MasurLaw; Jeffrey Payne, CTO, GridNetworks; Keyvan Peymani, COO, Nettwerk Music Group; Laird Popkin, CTO, Pando Networks; Patrick Ross, Executive Director, Copyright Alliance; Limor Schafman, Member Services, Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA); Neerav Shah, VP, Business Development & Strategy, Verimatrix; Tim Street, Producer, Digital Entertainment; Patrick Sullivan, CEO, RightsFlow; Jeremy Toeman, CEO, LiveDigitally; Dave Toole, CEO, MediaMobz; Laura Tunberg, CEO, EM Syndication; and Jeff Ulin, Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. More speakers will be announced.

The P2P & VIDEO CONFERENCE will address such topics as: Video Content Protection - Copyright Infringement Deterrence or Prevention through Enforcement; P2P Technological Advancement - Instant High-Definition Delivery or Deprioritized Low Resolution Transmission; Rights Holder Requirements - Promotional Value or New Revenue Stream(s); P2P Content Licensing - Distribution for Video Rights Holders or Rewards for Copyright Enforcers; P2P Video Revenue - Ad-Supported, or Subscription, or Paid Download Business Models; Future P2PTV Innovation - Market Opportunities or Disruptive Previews of the Future.

The P2P & VIDEO CONFERENCE is being held in conjunction with Digital Hollywood Fall, and registration for both events yields a substantial savings for attendees. For more information, please visit http://www.dcia.info/activities/p2pvcca2008.

Pre-registration rates end October 20th. To register please visit http://www.dcia.info/activities/p2pvcca2008/register.html.

For sponsor packages and speaker information, please contact Karen Kaplowitz, DCIA Member Services, at 888-890-4240 or karen @ dcia.info.

About the DCIA:
The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) is a non-profit trade organization focused on commercial development of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and related distributed computing technologies.

DCIA Membership is organized into three Groups: Content, Operations, and Platform. The DCIA conducts working groups and special projects, such as the P4P Working Group (P4PWG), Inadvertent Sharing Protection Working Group (ISPG), P2P Digital Watermark Working Group (PDWG), Consumer Disclosures Working Group (CDWG), P2P PATROL, and the P2P Revenue Engine (P2PRE). It also publishes the weekly online newsletter DCINFO.

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