Competition for the Cyber-World
November 18-19, 1999
Uris Hall
Columbia University .
Hosted by the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information.

THURSDAY, Nov. 18 :

9:00 - 9:45
- Economics Tutorial -Nicholas Economides - Stern Business School

9:45 - 10:30
- Legal Tutorial - Cliff Potter - Freeborn & Peters

10:45 -
12:30 - The competitive implications of Intellectual Property in the Cyber-world

Moderator: Said Mosteshar - Mosteshar Mackenzie

    Jim Burger - Dow, Lohnes & Albertson PLC
    Seth Greenstein - McDermott, Will & Emery
    Steven J. Metalitz - Smith & Metalitz, LLP
    Douglas E. Rosenthal - Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal

  • How great is the need for international comity regarding intellectual property law?
  • How can the WIPO treaty be uniformly implemented and enforced?
  • How can the WIPO treaty be coordinated with existing law?
  • What are the political and economic implications for the third world and NICs?
  • What approaches to intellectual property might foster competition in the Cyber-world?
      Luncheon Speaker - David McGowan - U of Minn., School of Law

      "Contract Law and Public Policy: Some Implications of UCITA for Intellectual Property and Competition Policy"
    2:15 - 4:00 - The competitive implications of Trade Policy in the Cyber-world

    Moderator: Edward Montgomery Graham - Institute for International Economics
      Rob Anderson - World Trade Organization
      Eleanor Fox - New York University Law School
      Rick Johnson - Arnold & Porter
      Kenneth Lindhorst - AT&T
      Mark Warner - OECD
  • Can/should the WTO implement a supranational competition policy?
  • What are the implications of the TRIP's agreement for software and the Internet?
  • What are likely to be new competitive strategies in the cyber-world and is a regulatory response indicated?

4:15 - 5:30 - Panel Discussion & Questions

FRIDAY, Nov. 19 :

9:00 -
10:30 - National Competition Policy in the Cyber-world

Moderator: Mark Warner - OECD

    Mary Azcuenaga - Heller, Ehrman, White, and McAuliffe
    Hassan Qaqaya - UNCTAD
    Douglas Rosenthal - Sonnenschein, Nath, & Rosenthal
  • What countries have effective competition policies re the Cyber-World?
  • What are the different regulatory approaches?
  • How are the different approaches to be accommodated?
  • What are the international political and economic implications of differing national policies?

    10:45 - 12:30 - Current Government Intervention in the Cyber-World

    Moderator: David McGowan - U of Minn., School of Law

      Ron Katz - Coudert Brothers
      Christopher Kelly - U.S. Department of Justice
      Charles F. (Rick) Rule - Covington & Burling l

  • In what areas of the cyber-world are nation states currently intervening?
  • What are the objectives of the various interventions?
  • What are the probable outcomes?
  • Is there a role for private intervention? (in the U.S. ?; abroad?)


    1:45 - 3:30 - Mergers and Joint Ventures in the Cyber-World

    Moderator: Steve Hogan - Litman, Asche,& Gioiella

        Bernard Amory - Jones Day
        Colin Long - Olswang
        Paul Saunders - Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • What is the need for supervision and control of mergers and consolidation?
  • What are the trends for consolidation in the telecommunications and software industries?
  • What are the implications for international competitiveness?

    3:45 - 5:15 - Panel Discussion & Questions

    5:15 - Closing

    Organized by

    The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information