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Policy Summit

  • Harvard Law School, Hauser Hall, Room 105 1585 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

In partnership with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the Policy Summit will include a series of sessions on policy and copyright law implications as the Open Music Initiative progresses toward establishing an interoperable platform. 

All OMI members are encouraged to join us, and contribute to the discussion. The Summit is a members-only event, to be followed by a public session, with more details to come.


10:00-11:00 Casual Networking/Meet & Greet – Coffee & Refreshments

11:00-11:15 Welcome and Introductions

  • Panos Panay, Founding Managing Director, BerkleeICE & OMI Co-Founder

  • Roger Brown, President, Berklee College

  • Patrick Murck, Fellow, Berkman Center at Harvard University

11:15-11:25: Update on Tech Project Working Groups; George Howard, Berklee

11:25 - 1130: Overview of the Open Music Initiative and Goals for the Day

11:30-12:15 Discussion and Q/A: Can copyright law keep up with new norms for authorship?

  • Kevin Erickson, Future of Music Coalition

  • Marko Ahtisaari, Sync Project / MIT Media Lab

  • Martin Brem, Red Bull Media House

12:15-12:30 Break - on site

12:30-1:15 Lunch Presentations: Innovation and RegTech Solutions

  • Primavera De Fillipi, National Center of Scientific Research in Paris

  • Martin Chorzempa, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

  • Neha Narula, MIT Media Lab 

1:15-1:30 Break  - Coffee and Refreshments

1:30-3:00 Discussion and Q/A:

  • Global Rights: Public-private partnerships to foster interoperable rights and ownership ledgers

    • Steve Ruwe, US Patent Trade Office

    • Steve Knill, GMR Marketing

    • Liza Lakhoian, MRD-Music Revenue Data

  • Shared Ledgers: Data integrity and dispute resolution

    • David Hughes, RIAA

    • Adam Parness, Pandora

    • Phil Cialdella, Atlas Publishing

3:00-3:45 The role of OMI and governance models for the organization

3:45-4:00 Wrap-Up, Conclusions, Next Steps

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Earlier Event: September 13
Member Technology Meeting
Later Event: November 22
Members London Tech Meeting