Press Briefing on the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect-IP Act
Journalists are invited to this press briefing organized by The Media Consortium.
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
CONTACT: Jo Ellen Green Kaiser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congress is currently conducting hearings on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA). These bills are both aimed at preventing the illegal use of copyrighted materials, but have become hotly contested by media outlets and content providers concerned the bills go too far. On January 18, a number of media companies are planning to blackout their websites in protest of the bills. This briefing will offer background on the bills and information about the January 18 action. The briefing is sponsored by The Media Consortium. It is open to journalists from any media outlet or organization.
When: Tuesday, January 17, 10:00-11:00 AM EST
Where: Conference call with chat:
Please join the conference call at +1 (213) 493-0606; Access Code: 236-450-089
10:00 am TMC welcomes press to call
10:05 am Josh Levy/Free Press to introduce the briefing and briefly give an overview of SOPA/PIPA
10:10 am Art Brodsky and Sherwin Siy/Public Knowlege to discuss policy implications of the bills
10:15 am Erik Martin/Reddit to discuss impact on media companies and blackout action
10:20 am Casey Rae-Hunter/Future of Music Coalition to discuss impact on content-creators
10:25 am Tiffiniy Cheng/Downhill Battle on grassroots activism
10:30 am Questions
Organizers will ask journalists to post questions via chat, so they can be asked in an orderly fashion.