Bill Clinton to Keynote MPAA, Microsoft Event

Bill Clinton Keynote MPAA, Microsoft Event

Conference will be held before White House Correspondents dinner

Former President Bill Clinton will headline a new conference sponsored by the MPAA, Microsoft and Time to be held on the eve of the White House Correspondents Assn. weekend in Washington later this month.

Clinton will give the keynote at the Creativity Conference, which will explore the intersection of technology and the arts and “its ability to drive innovation, invention and competitiveness.” Also on the bill is Harvey Weinstein, who will discuss the creators process.

The event will be held on April 26 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, timed when media, government officials and entertainment industry figures descend on Washington for the annual White House Correspondents Assn. dinner the next evening. MPAA chairman Chris Dodd also has been pursuing a strategy of trying to find common ground with the tech community as well as co-operation outside the legislative process in fighting online piracy.

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  1. re:”a new conference sponsored by the MPAA, Microsoft and Time”
    Do you kidz on the Left-Coast understand how funny this is?
    Jack Valenti had an impossible task as head of “MPAA” as the likes of “Time-Warner” encouraged “piracy” via their “usenet” servers — “” to aid the proliferation of “Broadband” whilst funding the MPAA – & later as AOL-TimWarner tried to recoup ~$600k –
    “Legal Fees” – inherited from AOL in it’s fight w/Harlan Ellison – pirated “e-books” — This became even more humorous w/the AOL-TW “merger” – TW having it’s own “E-book” division —
    RIAA? It only took a matter of minutes to DL the entire Beatles songbook @ TW-“Roadrunner” system speeds — Hillary Rosen – you did what you could under impossible conditions.
    Shoutout to Sen. Dodd – last time we saw each other – 1/1/81 – you had been stone-sober w/brown hair – diner embedded in bldg. – Hartford – across from the park & pub both known as “Hubbards Park.” – attn. POTUS Clinton an Ballmer – Do not try to outdrink thios dude — he left Hartford to fly to DC to get “sworn in” for the 1st time in “The House of Lords” side of “The Dome.” — & had been, no doubt, able to keep up w/”Senator Ted” for over a generation.
    yo “@tedstew” — Tell the kidz of the “Voting Memebers of The Academy” to keep uploading those “December Screeners!” And please, somebody “pirate” the stuff shot at this upcoming
    “Conference will be held before White House Correspondents dinner” .. all “footage” – outtakes & all —

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