“Webcasting: A Tangled Issue”

September 23, 2002 12:00pm
Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St., 1st floor function room

“Webcasting: A Tangled Issue”

The panelists and audience will discuss the artist,
record company, Webcaster and other viewpoints related
to Webcasting, including copyright law (DMCA),
statutory licenses, royalties, and other hot issues.

Panel Moderator:

Mark A. Fischer. Mark is a partner at Palmer & Dodge
LLP. Mark’s practice emphasizes law and business of
music, motion pictures, electronic commerce, and new
media endeavors. He chairs the Palmer & Dodge
Publishing & Entertainment Group.

Panelists include:

John Simson. John is the Executive Director of
SoundExchange and has been involved in the music
industry since his 1971 signing with Perception
Records as a singer/songwriter. His career has
included a ten year partnership in Studio One Artists,
managing country superstar Mary Chapin Carpenter
(1988-1995), Steve Forbert (Geffen), Jonell Mosser
(MCA), Mike Henderson (RCA), and others.

Walter McDonough. Walter F. McDonough is the General
Counsel and one of the four founders of the Future of
Music Coalition , a recording artist representative
board member of SoundExchange , and an adjunct
professor of copyright law at Suffolk University Law

Jake Shapiro. Jake Shapiro is Executive Director of
The Radio Exchange. The Radio Exchange is a new,
web-based bridge between public radio producers and
stations that will showcase innovative work, emerging
talent, and an array of local and regional productions
in a peer-reviewed, interactive context

Jason DeGeorge. Jason DeGeorge is the President and
founder of muziklab.com , an Internet radio station
based in Boston, MA. Muziklab’s state of the art
studio combines new technologies with existing audio
hardware to allow any type of media to be streamed
realtime over the internet.

New Executive Director

Jake Shapiro is Executive Director of The Radio Exchange. The Radio Exchange is an online service for peer-review and digital distribution of public radio programming, creating a new web-based bridge between producers and stations. The goal of the Radio Exchange is to bring a new generation of innovative, creative content to public radio airwaves. The Radio Exchange is a collaboration between the Station Resource Group and Atlantic Public Media, and has received support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ford Foundation.

Previously Shapiro was Associate Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where he oversaw multiple projects related to intellectual property, distance learning, digital media, and Internet architecture, as well as holding responsibility for core strategic and administrative duties. He remains a Berkman Center Fellow.

Shapiro has a grounding in public radio, having worked as a producer with The Connection, a daily, nationally distributed public affairs program from WBUR. He subsequently helped launch the media production company Lydon McGrath Inc.

His earlier work includes research and web development for the Harvard Project on Cold War Studies and the Davis Center for Russian Studies. For two years he was program coordinator for the Moscow Institute where he oversaw a program for American and European college and graduate students in Moscow.

Jake is also an independent musician and composer and co-founded independent record label L-Shaped Records, LLC, the artist networking site GigSwap.com, and the Boston rock band Two Ton Shoe. He graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude with a BA in History & Literature.

Related Links:
Berkman Center
Two Ton Shoe