November 06, 2006 | Suw Charman Anderson

Dave Rowntree to speak at Release The Music

I'm delighted to announce that Dave Rowntree from Blur will be taking part in our debate about the extension of the term of copyright protection for sound recordings. He'll join Caroline Wilson from the University of Southampton, School of Law arguing against extension, and will be facing Martin Talbot, Editor of Music Week and an as yet unnamed music industry representative who will be arguing in favour. John Howkins from the Adelphi Charter will moderate.

Our keynote speaker will be Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Chair in Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University. We'll make sure that there will be plenty of opportunities for questions from the floor after both the keynote and during the panel discussion.

We're also arranging for the event to be recorded, and hope to be able to post both audio and video afterwards. We can't live stream it, unfortunately, because the venue doesn't have internet access.

If you want to come, please sign up online for your free tickets. Details are:

Date Nov 13, 2006

Time 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Square London, WC1

We hope to see you there!