CEI Expert to Speak on Rogue Websites at AFP Summit

Washington, D.C., November 4, 2011—CEI Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia is speaking tomorrow on a panel at the American for Prosperity Foundation’s Fifth Annual “Defending the American Dream Summit.” The summit, a two-day event in Washington, D.C., is hosting over 3,000 activists and features many of the nation’s leading conservative and free market advocates and thought leaders. (See the full agenda here.)

Radia will participate in a panel discussion on “Keeping the Internet and Americans Safe from Illegal Foreign Rogue Websites.” The panel will be moderated by Steve Tepp, chief intellectual property counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center. Panelists include Andrew Langer, president of the Institute for Liberty; and Tim Lee, vice president of legal and public affairs at the Center for Individual Freedom.

On tomorrow’s panel, Radia will discuss the benefits and concerns of bills before the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives aimed at combating rogue websites that flout U.S. intellectual property laws. He will also discuss how lawmakers can craft legislation to address the problem without hindering Internet innovation or burdening lawful protected speech.

The event is open to ticketholders attending the Defending the American Dream Summit. Further details are below.

“Keeping the Internet and America Safe from Illegal Foreign Rogue Websites”

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM in Room 209 of the D.C. Convention Center

Andrew Langer – Institute for Liberty

Tim Lee – Center for Individual Freedom

Ryan Radia – Competitive Enterprise Institute

Steve Tepp – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Hosted by: US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center

See Ryan Radia in past panel discussions on rogue websites:

>> “What Should Lawmakers Do About Rogue Websites?” April 7, 2011 at the National Press Club (Video)

>> “Protecting IP While Preserving Online Innovation.” July 25, 2011 on Capitol Hill (Video)