A gathering to explore the future of P2P in L.A. Auguest 8:
- P2P Summit announced today its formation and date for the upcoming summit focused exclusively on the explosive file sharing phenomena and its impact on the future of entertainment. P2P Summit is seeking speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for the first-ever P2P Summit to be held August 8, 2003, at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
The Summit’s focus is on the future of P2P file sharing and explores the various circumstances and developments that have recently turned the once underground and allegedly illegal movement into a seemingly booming business sector as digital music pay-per-download and subscription services begin to flourish.
P2P Summit panels include “Out of the Mouth of Babes: Tweens, Teens and College Students Reveal How They Discover, Buy and Burn Music,” “Venture Capitalists: Money in ‘Them Thar’ Digital Hills,” “DigitALL: How the Absence of Time Transforms Our Viewing and Listening Habits / P2P Equates to Media on Demand; Changes Everything,” “Grokster Court Victory: The Turn of the Tide?” and “Future Shock: P2P Technologies on the Horizon, What’s Coming Next?” among others.
Recent developments in this space include the acquisition of Napster, the purchase of Press Play, a major and unexpected court victory for Grokster, Apple Computer’s iTunes selling more than 3.5 million digital songs since launch, and Altnet’s attempt at licensing its patent, among others.
The P2P Summit is set to take place in the heart of Hollywood, just miles from the soundstages, recording studios, and offices of the world’s largest movie studios and record labels.