CEA=Consumer Electronics Assocation

His push is about the Digital Freedom Campaign.  Much of his work is about making the copyright laws make sense and be more responsive to consumers.

We’ve already had two speakers rave about Verizon FiOS (the guy from Capitol on the last panel) and Gary.  Interesting.

This presentation leads into a panel on copyright, which has someone from the RIAA.  This should be interesting, since Gary’s presentation is all about a worldview that advocates opening  copyright law to the digital realities.

What’s the CEA doing to push open standards and interoperability?

Copyright extension term debate.  Tradeoff is longer protective term in exchange for loosen restrictions on usage.  Shorter term means high exclusivity.

Posted by Rob Fields