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Ira Magaziner to Address Internet Content Leaders

Ira Magaziner, who advised the Clinton Administration on Internet policy issues, will speak next month at a symposium about legislative issues facing Internet content providers, the Internet Content Coalition (ICC) announced Wednesday.

The former senior domestic policy advisor to the president, who formally leaves office on Thursday, is scheduled to address ICC members on Jan. 11, 1999 in San Francisco. In addition, Christine Varney, formerly a member of the Federal Trade Commission and a former senior White House advisor, will open the symposium with a discussion of Internet content concerns and will examine the government's role in electronic commerce.

Ann Brick, a staff attorney for the ACLU of Northern California is also slated to speak. Brick will discuss legislative issues surrounding Internet content and its impact on civil liberties.

Following each presentation, a panel of senior executives of ICC members will lead an open discussion covering issues ranging from standards and practices for Internet content providers, to privacy, filters, taxation and domain names.

Founding member companies of ICC include Adobe, BPI, CBS New Media, CNET Inc., Collier Newfield, ConEx, Digimarc, Digital Strategies, Infonautics, MSNBC, Marvel Online, Playboy Enterprises, Qpass Inc., Reuters New Media, Sony Online, The New York Times, The Weather Channel, Time Inc., Warner Bros. Online, Warner Music Group and ZDNet.

"I strongly support the ICC's goals - keeping the Internet free of government intervention through self-regulation," Magaziner said. "I look forward to speaking at the ICC symposium since this will be a perfect venue to collect viewpoints on issues that impact both the public and private sectors."

The free symposium is open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. To register for the event, contact Kimberly Pepper, Wilson McHenry Company, by phone at (650) 356-5200 or by e-mail.