Expert Speakers from Government, Service Providers and Content Industry Present Recent Trends and Solutions Concerning Copyright Debate

Leipzig/Brussels, September 22, 2008 – ipoque, the leading European provider of Internet traffic management solutions, today announced that its CEO Klaus Mochalski will chair a workshop about Internet piracy at the upcoming Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 to be held September 29 to October 2 in Brussels. ipoque will also exhibit its line of deep packet inspection bandwidth management products targeted for the service provider and carrier market at stand #279.

The workshop with the title ”Pirates of the Net – Challenges and Solutions for Digital Content Distribution”. will take place on September 29 from 10am to 1pm. The invited experts will present the latest developments concerning this subject from their perspectives and discuss possible solutions. Topics being covered will include the Élysée Agreement, the new anti-piracy law in France for the development and protection of creative works and cultural programs on the Internet, and the SABAM court ruling, which obligates Internet service providers in Belgium to disable the exchange of copyright-protected material over their networks. The different point of view of the content industry and RapidShare’s recipe how to save the content industry will complete the picture.
The participants are:

  • Jean Berbinau, Secretary General, Regulatory Authority for Technical Measures, ARMT France
  • Eric Nooter, CTO, Scarlet Belgium
  • Christian Sommer, Director EMEA Anti-Piracy Operations, Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Bobby Chang, COO, RapidShare AG
  • Simon Aspinall, Managing Director Internet Business Solutions Group Service Provider, Cisco
  • Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director, European Advanced Networking Test Center
  • Hendrik Schulze, CTO, ipoque

Buzzword Internet Piracy

Internet piracy is an issue for both content and service providers. Content providers suffer from lost revenue. Service providers are overwhelmed by the huge data volumes generated by P2P file sharing and one-click file hosting. The ubiquitous and free-of-charge availability of high-quality content is a major stumbling block for the launch of commercial content-distribution schemes.

The workshop will start with an overview of the contents being exchanged in today's Internet based on brand-new results from ipoque’s Internet Study 2008. This will illustrate the extent of the problem. There is an ongoing and controversial discussion about how to deal with Internet piracy. The panelists will provide different perspectives and also talk about possible solutions using commercial, technical, legal, and regulatory control mechanisms.

Klaus Mochalski expects a controversial discussion: ”Our panelists have very different perspectives on Internet piracy. This diversity of opinions is important for a lively discussion. We would like to provide a unique overview of this controversial topic.“

Interviews and Background Information

Klaus Mochalski, Hendrik Schulze and the other participants are available for interviews after the discussion. In connection with the workshop, ipoque will publish a white paper, which provides a survey of the technical possibilities of dealing with Internet piracy. It will include opinions of various industry and government experts and discuss possible solutions and their feasibility.

About ipoque

ipoque provides traffic analysis and management solutions using DPI technology to help fixed and mobile broadband operators to better understand traffic patterns, monetize new data services and improve the quality of experience for their subscribers. Our application classification and analysis engine enables bandwidth and congestion control, prioritized quality of service delivery and detailed network visibility. ipoque was founded in 2005 in Leipzig, Germany, and has become a Rohde & Schwarz company in 2011.

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