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Rep. Jerry Nadler, Digital Research Analyst James McQuivey and Bestselling Author Jaron Lanier To Speak at the 2014 AAP General Annual Meeting, March 19

Focus on “The Next Chapter in Protecting IP: Policy, Disruption, Innovation and Sustainability”

Washington, DC — Three of the country’s foremost thought leaders in the dialogue about content and technology will headline the 2014 Association of American Publishers General Annual Meeting to be held March 19 in New York City.

This year’s event, produced by the largest trade association for the US book and journal publishing industry, will focus on “The Next Chapter in Protecting IP: Policy, Disruption, Innovation and Sustainability.” The speakers will address critical legislative, business and cultural issues facing the publishing industry.

“Jaron Lanier, James McQuivey and Congressman Nadler are all at the forefront of the national discussion around content creators and digital networks,” said Tom Allen, President and CEO, AAP. “Each is recognized as an original voice and a catalyst for change. This is a particularly compelling line-up of speakers at a time when Congress is taking a fresh look at our copyright laws, when publishers’ innovations are key drivers for the economy and jobs and when our society is thoughtfully reevaluating its assumptions about ‘free’ and the internet.”

The speakers and sessions are:

Copyright Review in Congress: A Conversation with Rep. Jerry Nadler
Moderated by Tom Allen, AAP

Congress has begun its first comprehensive review of US Copyright law since 1976; its outcomes will significantly impact all aspects of the US publishing industry. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), recently selected as the new ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, discusses the copyright review process.

Digital Disruption and Publishing
James McQuivey, Ph.D. — Vice President and Principal Media Analyst, Forrester Research; author, Digital Disruption

All content industries are rapidly being reshaped as disruptors take advantage of new digital channels and platforms to drive radical change. One of the foremost thought leaders in digital disruption offers insight into how innovators are successfully maximizing evolving technologies and meeting the future needs of their customers.

Does Technology Own Our Future?
Jaron Lanier — author, Who Owns the Future?

One of the most provocative, influential voices exploring the juncture of technology, economics and culture shares his premise that the rise of digital networks and the concept of “free” threaten to destroy the sustainability of creative content, information, jobs, middle class stability and future innovation. He offers an alternative path that includes rewarding creators for what they do and strengthening the economy.

AAP will announce its keynote speaker shortly.

For media interested in attending: please email info@publishers.org with your contact information

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