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First-Ever P2P MEDIA SUMMIT Silicon Valley -- Technological Innovations & New Business Models

First-Ever P2P MEDIA SUMMIT Silicon Valley --  Technological Innovations & New Business Models
Washington, DC, July 03, 2008 --( The Distributed Computing Industry Association (, a trade organization with more than one-hundred Member companies representing peer-to-peer and social networking software providers (P2Ps), content owners, Internet service providers (ISPs), and service-and-support companies, today announced the agenda and first wave of speakers for its upcoming P2P MEDIA SUMMIT Silicon Valley.

This first-ever Silicon Valley convening of the DCIA flagship conference series is scheduled for Monday August 4th in Salons IV-VI of the San Jose Marriott, and is being held in conjunction with Building Blocks, which is jointly produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Digital Hollywood.

“We are thrilled to be able to present a program devoted to the latest technological innovations and newest business models being introduced in the rapidly emerging P2P marketplace,” said DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty in making the announcement.

"The pace of commercial development of P2P and other distributed computing technologies is accelerating globally, and this conference will provide attendees with opportunities to gain unparalleled insights into the most exciting activities from all over the world," he added.

P2P MEDIA SUMMIT Silicon Valley speakers will include Abacast's Michael King, ARTISTdirect's Jonathan Lee, Bingham's Joshua Wattles, Brand Asset Digital's Joey Patuleia, Comcast's Barry Tishgart, Cloudshield's Peter Jungk, Digicorp's Jay Rifkin, Double V3's Martine Groulx, EM Syndication's Laura Tunberg, Getback Media's Chris Dominguez, GridNetworks' Jeffrey Payne, Hiro-Media's Daniel Leon, Jambo Media's Rob Manoff, Kontiki's Eric Armstrong, LimeWire's Brian Dick, MediaDefender's Chris Gillis, Motorola's John Waclawsky, Octoshape's Stephen Alstrup, Ono's Fabian Bustamante, Oversi's Eitan Efron, Packet Exchange's Chuck Stormon, Pando Networks' Robert Levitan and Laird Popkin, PeerApp's Eliot Listman, Ultramercial's Dana Jones, Verizon Communications' Doug Pasko, and YuMe Networks' Rosanne Vathana. More speakers will be announced.

There will be a continental breakfast, conference luncheon, and VIP networking cocktail reception.

The P2P MEDIA SUMMIT Silicon Valley will address such topics as global policy in the post MGM v. Grokster world – new Rules for P2P; technology development for file sharing and related distributed computing applications – the evolving distribution chain, business models – what's working and what's not, artists and rights holders – P2P for content creators, solutions development - creating the commercial P2P ecosystem, and the next frontier – business practices and open standards.

The P2P MEDIA SUMMIT Silicon Valley is being held in conjunction with Building Blocks, and registration for both events yields a substantial savings for attendees.

For more information, please visit

Pre-registration rates, which save attendees up to $400 end July 28th. To register please visit

For sponsor packages and speaker information, please contact Karen Kaplowitz, DCIA Member Services, at 888-890-4240 or

About the DCIA

The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) is a non-profit trade organization focused on commercial development of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and related distributed computing technologies.

DCIA Membership is organized into three Groups: Content, Operations, and Platform. The DCIA conducts working groups and special projects, such as the P4P Working Group (P4PWG), P2P Digital Watermark Working Group (PDWG), Consumer Disclosures Working Group (CDWG), P2P PATROL, and the P2P Revenue Engine (P2PRE). It also publishes the weekly online newsletter DCINFO.

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