March 27, 2005

Announcing EEPI - Electronic Entertainment Policy Initiative

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

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

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.


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