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Digital Hollywood, Santa Monica
Tuesday, June 12th
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM – Special Workshop - Content and Digital Rights

DRM 101 – The DRM Primer: Rights Management – Rights Holder Issues – The Content vs. Technology Collision
Hosted by:
James M. Burger, Attorney at Law, Dow Lohnes
Jon Baumgarten, Partner, Proskauer Rose
Ton Kalker, Senior Research Scientist, Hewlett-Packard
Alan Bell, EVP and CTO, Paramount Pictures
Dr. Jian Zhao, CTO, Thomson STS

Alan E. Bell, Ph.D.: As Executive Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer for Paramount Pictures Dr. Bell is responsible for leading the company’s efforts and strategy to best take advantage of advances in technology across a broad range of business areas centered on the preparation, distribution and consumption of digital motion picture content and related derivatives. Dr. Bell’s current areas of interest include the development of next generation digital distribution methods and emerging applications for internet-based communities, high definition disc formats, digital home entertainment networks, and the technologies and issues associated with digital content rights management. Previous to joining Paramount Pictures, Dr. Bell was Executive Vice President, Technology at Warner Bros. Technical Operations. He was centrally involved in the unification of the DVD format and the development of CSS. In recognition of his contributions to the DVD format, and to original research in optical storage technology Dr. Bell is an elected Fellow of the both the IEEE and the Optical Society of America. He received his doctoral and bachelor degrees from London University.

Jon Baumgarten is a Proskauer Rose LLP partner, resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. (He is also regularly available in the Firm's offices in New York City, California, Boston, Florida and Europe.) He is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, where he was an Executive Editor of the New York University Law Review. Jon is widely recognized as one of the country's leading domestic and international intellectual property lawyers, with particular emphasis in copyright matters. He has been named in such peer selections as the publications, Best Lawyers in America, International Who's Who of Internet and E-Commerce Lawyers and of Business Lawyers, Chambers' Leading Business Lawyers and a periodical article "Best Lawyers in Washington." Jon substantively anchored the firm's trial and appellate teams in a number of successful, precedent-setting intellectual property cases under the Copyright Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Amendments ("DMCA"), including Texaco (corporate photocopying); Kinkos (unauthorized coursepacks); Michigan Document Supply (same; en banc); Jurisline (database protection and contract preemption) Corely/Reimerdes (DVD decryption; DMCA); Silvers (en banc; standing); and others successfully argued for the Copyright Office and Government major cases of copyright doctrine (Eltra; Esquire); and has been instrumental in other such actions as Napster (file sharing), ICrave (cross border transmission) and Lexmark (DMCA). In recent years, Jon has also regularly counseled and led teams of businesspersons and technologists in the development and formulation of cross-industry technical standards and DRM solutions for content protection. From his admission to the Bar in 1968 until January 1976, and since 1979, Jon has engaged in private practice, with emphasis on domestic and international copyright, licensing, litigation and related matters pertaining to the publishing, computer, motion picture, television, music and recording, communications, arts and Internet communities. From January 1976 through 1979, Jon served as General Counsel of the United States Copyright Office. During this period, he was a leading participant in the formulation of the new Copyright Act, was responsible for rulemaking and the thorough overhaul of Copyright Office regulations and practices under the new law, represented the Copyright Office before courts and Congressional committees, and represented the United States Government in international copyright conferences. Jon is the author of numerous articles and a book on international copyright, and has lectured on copyright at numerous scholarly, professional and industry seminars and programs in the United States and abroad. Jon serves on several Bar Association committees on copyright and is past Chair of several of them. Jon has also served as a member of the National Advisory Committee to the United States Copyright Office, the International Copyright Panel of the Advisory Committee to the Department of State on International Intellectual Property, and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Adherence to the Berne Convention. He was a founding director of the American Copyright Council, the Computer Law Association, the D.C. Computer Law Forum and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts.

JIAN ZHAO, CTO, Thomson Content Security, SBU Technology, Thomson: As CTO of Thomson Content Security, Jian Zhao works with Hollywood studios, digital cinema equipment developers and broadcast entities to clarify their anti-piracy needs and oversees Thomson’s development of technology and business solutions to address them. One of the world’s foremost pioneers in content protection technologies, Zhao invented the first multimedia watermarking solution and combined encryption and watermarking technologies to develop the first system to safeguard broadcast, streaming media and IPTV content. Zhao holds more than 20 U.S. and international patents and has published more than 30 scientific papers on content security, digital rights management, facial recognition and e-commerce. Zhao brought his experience in both anti-piracy technology and business to Thomson when the company acquired MediaSec, the Rhode Island- and Essen, Germany-based technology company that he co-founded. As MediaSec’s President and CTO, Zhao developed and marketed SysCoP ®, an industry-leading system that protects visual content from copyright infringement; Copy Detection Pattern (CDP) ©, a rapid and efficient toolbox that detects illegal copies of printed materials; and MediaSign ®, a bulletproof solution that verifies the authenticity and integrity of archival print and video materials. Zhao began his career in research in 1989 at the German National Research Center for Information Technology. In 1993, he was named project manager at Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, specializing in multimedia copyright protection. While at Fraunhofer, Zhao patented one of the two multimedia watermarking solutions available today, as well as invented copyright protection solutions for many platforms by combining watermarking technologies with encryption, digital signatures and access control. His pioneering work uniting conditional access, copyright protection and watermarking helped pave the way for the new field of media security. In 1996, Zhao moved to Fraunhofer’s offices in Rhode Island, where he developed a document security solution for the U.S. Army and laid the initial groundwork for a system to protect the U.S. Air Force’s object code. In 1999, he left Fraunhofer to work fulltime for MediaSec, and in 2005, moved to Burbank, CA as part of Thomson’s Technology division. Zhao was born in Nanjing, China. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Heifei University of Technology, an M.S. in Computer Science from East China Normal University, and a Ph.D. in computer sciences from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. Zhao was honored with the German Innovation Prize (1994) and the Joseph Fraunhofer prize (1995) for his groundbreaking work in the field of watermarking. He lives with his wife and his two young sons in Valencia, CA.

James Burger is a member of the law firm of Dow Lohnes specializing in representation of technology companies on intellectual property, communications and government policy matters. Mr. Burger joined the firm's Media, Information and Technologies group in January, 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Burger was a Senior Director in Apple Computer's Law Department. During the nine years he was at Apple, Mr. Burger had a variety of assignments, including representing Apple's Advanced Technology Group, USA Field Sales organizations, and World-Wide Operations and Manufacturing, as well as General Counsel for Europe and Latin America and responsible for world wide government affairs. In addition, from 1991 until 1996, he was Chair of the Information Technology Industry Council's Proprietary Rights Committee. Mr. Burger has worked extensively on legal and policy issues arising from the confluence of digital technology, intellectual property protection and government regulation, particularly as affecting the Internet. Mr. Burger has participated in resolving such complex issues as DVD copy protection and digital download of music - representing the Computer Industry Group in negotiations developing the DVD Content Scrambling System copy protection rules as well as the Secure Digital Music Initiative. In addition, he has been engaged in such matters as the efforts to amend copyright law from leading the negotiations to exclude the computer industry from the Audio Home Recording Act, to avoid passage of the Digital Video Recording Act and to accommodate the protection of intellectual property on the Internet as well as the efforts to change the encryption export rules to protect digital communications. A native of New York City, he received his Bachelors (with Honors), Masters and Law (cum laude) degrees from New York University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the NYU Law Journal. For seven years, he was an adjunct professor at University of Virginia Law School, where he taught Advanced Administrative law.

Ton Kalker is a senior researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and a faculty member of the Technical University of Eindhoven. His primary responsibility is to support Hewlett-Packard in the area of media security, including interoperability of Digital Rights management, watermarking, robust hashing and advanced encryption technologies. Among others, he participates in the Coral consortium on DRM interoperability as one of the leading architects, in the DLNA Copy Protection Subcommittee and in the OMA DRM working group. Ton received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Leiden in 1986. From 1983 until 1985 he was a faculty member of the University of Delft. From 1985 until 1994 he was member of staff at Philips Research in Eindhoven, where he developed currently widely deployed watermarking and fingerprinting solutions. Ton is a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to practical applications of watermarking, in particular watermarking for DVD-Video copy protection. He co-founded the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.