SOURCE: Digital Freedom

January 03, 2008 10:23 ET

The Digital Freedom Campaign Joins Innovators and Artists at Consumer Electronics Show

WASHINGTON,DC--(Marketwire - January 3, 2008) - As the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) arrives in Las Vegas on January 7, the Digital Freedom Campaign (DFC) hopes what happens in Vegas doesn't really stay in Vegas. The largest trade show in North America, the four-day CES features more than 2,700 exhibitors displaying and introducing the latest in consumer electronics products and applications. This year's show is expected to draw more than 140,000 attendees. The Digital Freedom Campaign will be on hand to help those exciting new technologies get into the hands of consumers and innovators and not into the grips of unreasonable lawsuits and government regulations.

"What makes the International CES great is that it is living testament to the incredible power of creativity and innovation," said Maura Corbett of the Digital Freedom Campaign. "The Digital Freedom Campaign is here to do our part to remind consumers, creators, innovators, artists, everyone, that they have the right to use these digital technologies to experience content as they choose and discover," she continued. "We encourage every person who walks through the doors of this convention center to stop by our booth to learn the importance of protecting the ability of digital technologies -- and in turn, all of us who use them -- to transform the information age."

In addition to a presence at the show itself, The Digital Freedom booth will be in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The DFC will also participate in and sponsor a number of events throughout the week, including the "Party at the Palms" to demonstrate the power of digital technology when art and innovation converge:

          Digital Freedom Party at the Palms
          The Palms Hardwood Suites * Las Vegas, NV
          Monday, January 7  (7-11 p.m.)
          (By invitation only)

          Featuring Digital Freedom Artists:
          7:30 p.m. Jonathan Coulton
          9:00 p.m. Samantha Murphy
          DJ Lady Miss Kier (of Deee-Lite)

The Digital Freedom Campaign will also sponsor a panel discussion on the future of the music industry featuring four prominent independent artists sharing their views on the copyright debate and the power of digital technology for artists.

          Technology, Copyright and Making a Living - The Artists Speak
          Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall rm. N253
          Monday, January 7 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

          Featuring Guest Speakers:
          Speaker/Moderator Jim Griffin
          OneHouse, LLC

          Jonathan Coulton

          Mark Hosler

          Lady Kier

          Terry McBride
          Nettwerk Music Group

          Samantha Murphy
          SMtv Music

About Digital Freedom: Digital technology enables literally anyone and everyone to be a creator, an innovator or an artist -- to produce music, to create cutting-edge videos and photos, and to share their creative work. Digital technology empowers individuals to enjoy these new works when, where, and how they want, and to participate in the artistic process. These are basic freedoms that must be protected and nurtured. The Digital Freedom campaign is dedicated to defending the rights of students, artists, innovators, and consumers to create and make lawful use of new technologies free of unreasonable government restrictions and without fear of costly and abusive lawsuits.

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