The concept of Intellectual Property, and its manifestation in law, is a direct consequence of technology. Technology tends to advance well ahead of the law, leaving the industries that were created by the interaction of technology and IP law in a bind. We will examine the history of technology and IP law as it relates to the music industry. The characteristics of a distributed and secure information marketplace is described. The interactive potential of the Net can transform the producer/consumer relationship into a richer community which can incent the creation of music and other products.
Doug is one of the
world's leaders in the design of interactive media. He was at
Lucasfilm/LucasArts for 8 years where he was Director of Technology. At
Lucasfilm he developed with Apple Computer the integrated media software
foundation that is known today as "multimedia." Doug has done leading
edge work in word processing systems, office automation systems,
interactive movies, digital home entertainment systems, digital
production tools, location-based entertainment, educational software,
computer games, computer music, and theme park attractions. Before
founding Electric Communities, Doug served as Director of New Media at
Paramount. He was a researcher at the Atari Sunnyvale Research
Laboratory. Doug holds a degree in Radio and Television from San
Francisco State University.