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Jurisdiction II: Global Networks/Local Rules

September 11-12, 2000
San Francisco, CA

Program


Monday 11 September 2000

07:45 - 08:45 Registration

Coffee and Continental Breakfast

08:45 - 09:10 INTRODUCTIONS AND WELCOME

Welcome to California

  • The Honorable Marco Firebaugh
    California Assembly Member
Welcome to San Francisco
  • The Honorable Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.
    City and County of San Francisco
09:10 - 09:30

Common Themes From Jurisdiction I: Building Confidence In A Global Medium

  • Masanobu Katoh, General Manager, Fujitsu Limited, USA, Chair, Internet Law and Policy Forum
09:30 - 10:15

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - The Politicization of Jurisdiction

  • Francis Gurry, Assistant Director General and Legal Counsel, WIPO, Switzerland
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS II. In the year since Jurisdiction I: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium, questions of applicable law, the reach of licensing powers, jurisdiction of courts, and enforcement of foreign judgments for cross border electronic commerce have seen concrete development in courts, legislatures and international circles. This distinguished group of experts is asked to review the fundamental legal concepts in light of recent developments, provide historical context, and consider the consequences of choosing this time - the beginning of era of global electronic commerce and communications - to decide these issues by treaty.

Moderator: Kathryn Sabo, Senior Counsel, Private International Law Team, Department of Justice, Canada

  • Masato Dogauchi, Professor of Law, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Frithjof Maennel, Directorate General Internal Market, European Commission, EU
  • Henry Perritt, Dean, Vice President for the Downtown Campus, and Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Dra. Mariana Silveira, Coordinator of E Commerce Project, National Center for American Free Trade, USA

The Hague Conference on Private International Law, Preliminary Draft Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

  • Catherine Kessedjian, Deputy Secretary General, Hague Conference on Private International Law, The Netherlands
12:00 - 13:30 LUNCHEON
  • Bob Kohn, Founder and CEO, EMusic.com, Inc., USA
13:30 - 14:30 CROSS BORDER B2C CONTRACTS

Enforcing Consumer Contracts in the European Union, Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

Moderator: Peter Møller Jensen, Senior Manager EU Relations, Visa International EU, Belgium

  • Christopher Kuner, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Belgium
  • Ana Palacio, MEP, European Parliament
14:30 - 15:00 Codes: When Is Self Regulation a Viable Model?

Introduction: Colin Bennett, Professor, University of Victoria, Canada

  • Denis Henry, Vice President, Regulatory Law, Bell Canada, Canada
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:30 Can Cross Border Codes and ADR Mechanisms Bridge National Differences?

Moderator: Roger Cochetti, Senior Vice President, Network Solutions, Inc., USA

  • Elizabeth Blumenfeld, Project Director, Code of Online Business Practices, BBB Online, USA
  • Taizo Nakatomi, Principal Administrator, and Dawn Friedkin, Administrator, Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division, OECD, (by videotape)
  • Stuart Ingis, Associate, Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe, LLP, USA
  • Katsuhiro Iseki, Research Director, Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan
  • Philippa Lawson, Counsel, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Canada
  • Ronaldo Lemos, Suchodolski Advogados Associados, Brazil
  • Lisa Rosenthal, Legal Advisor for International Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, USA
  • Barbara Wellbery, Counsellor to the Under Secretary for Electronic Commerce, Department of Commerce, USA
16:30 - 16:45 Break
16:45 - 18:00 The Draft Hague Convention: Cross Border Enforcement of Consumer Contracts

Moderator: Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, USA

  • Mark Bohannon, General Counsel and Vice President for Government Affairs, Software & Information Industry Association, USA
  • David Goddard, Barrister and Consultant, New Zealand Law Commission
  • Greg Wrenn, Associate General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc., USA

Discussion

18:30 - 20:00 Reception


Tuesday 12 September 2000

07:30 - 08:00 Coffee and Continental Breakfast
08:00 - 09:30 Perspectives on Jurisdiction and Cross Border e Commerce
  • Takashi Kume, (recent developments in Japan), Deputy Director, Electronic Policy Division, MITI, Japan
  • Mauricio Devoto, (a Latin American perspective), Director, CENIT, Argentina
  • JJ Disini, (a Philippine perspective), Managing Partner, Disini & Disini Law Office, Philippines
  • Jon Eichelberger, (a Chinese perspective), Partner, Perkins Coie LLP, Hong Kong
  • Azman bin Othman Luk, (a Malaysian perspective), Chooi & Co., Malaysia
09:30 - 10:00 MANAGING CROSS BORDER LEGAL RISKS

"Private" Harmonization: Practical Strategies for Cross Border e Business.

10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 LICENSING AND PRESCRIPTIVE REGULATION OF CROSS BORDER FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • Emilios Avgouleas, Financial Markets Group, Linklaters and Lecturer in Law, University of Manchester, UK
  • Anita Ramasastry, Professor and Associate Director, Center for Law, Commerce & Technology, University of Washington School of Law, USA
  • Brian Smith, Partner, Mayer Brown & Platt, USA
11:15 - 12:30 TORTS OVER GLOBAL NETWORKS

Facing Global Liabilities, Pursuing Remote Defendants: The Draft Hague Convention

Moderator: Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, USA

  • Elizabeth Banker, Corporate Counsel, Yahoo! Inc., USA
  • Lawrence T. Greenberg, Chief Legal Fool, The Motley Fool, Inc., USA
  • Marc Pearl, Partner, Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge, USA
  • Perry Viscounty, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, USA

Discussion

12:30 - 13:45 LUNCHEON
13:45 - 14:45 CROSS BORDER ISSUES IN COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK LAW

Moderator: Paul Goldstein, Professor of Law, Stanford University, USA

Basics and Recent Developments, United States, Japan and the European Union

  • Paul Goldstein, Professor of Law, Stanford University, USA
  • Naoki Koizumi, Professor of Law, Sophia University, Japan
  • Thomas Vinje, Managing Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Belgium
14:45 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:00 Copyright And Trademark Law (continued)

Panel: Cross Border Cases; New Technologies

  • Hank Barry, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and CEO (Interim) Napster, USA
  • Tod Cohen, Director of Government Affairs, eBay Inc., USA
  • Ute Decker, Legal Adviser, IFPI, UK
  • Mark Hayes, Partner, Davies, Ward & Beck and Counsel to iCrave TV, Canada

ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Processes: Lessons in ADR

16:00 - 16:30 CONCLUDING REMARKS

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