Case Studies & Best Practices from These Leading Industry Experts:

  • Sandra Aistars, Executive Director, Copyright Alliance
  • Rebecca Borden, SVP Associate General Counsel, CBS
  • Christoph Brem, Vice President, Attributor
  • Bryan Ellenburg, VP of Content Protection Technology, Paramount Pictures
  • Charlene Flick, Director of Intellectual Property and Competition, US Council for International Business
  • Ian Friedman, Esq., Website Security & Anti-Piracy Specialist, McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Ric Hirsch, Senior Vice President of IP Enforcement, Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
  • Roy Kaufman, Legal Director, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Jaclyn Knag, Manager of Anti- Piracy Strategy & Operations, Warner Brothers
  • Daniel M. Kummer, Vice President, Litigation & Content Protection, NBCUniversal Media, LLC
  • Marc A. Lorenti, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Seth Metsch, Digital Media Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, A+E Networks
  • John Montgomery, COO, Group M
  • Stanley Pierre-Louis, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Content Protection, Viacom Inc.
  • Mary Rasenberger, Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
  • Bill Rosenblatt, Founder, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies
  • William A. Sampson, Director, Rights Protection & Enforcement, Cengage Learning
  • Justin Spence, President, Publisher Solutions International
  • Kevin Suh, Senior Vice President, Content Protection and Internet, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
  • Sacha Tarrant, Senior Manager, Digital Rights Research and Enforcement, NBA Properties
  • Elisha Lawrence, Partner, Ward & Lawrence
  • Thomas Sehested, VP of Anti-Piracy, MarkMonitor
  • Dr. David Price, Head of Piracy Intelligence, Envisional
  • Bryan Esparza, Director of Content Protection, Paramount Pictures
  • Caitlin Martin, Information Specialist, International Chamber of Commerce-BASCAP Initiative
  • Jason Calhoun, Enforcement Manager, Rosetta Stone
  • Stuart Rosove, Vice President, Integration, Irdeto
  • Deborah Robinson, Esq., Vice President of Anti-Piracy, MTV Networks
  • Jonathan Matkowsky, Partner, Matkowsky Law
  • Ben Karakunnel, Director, Business Intelligence Warner Brothers

Christoph Brem is Vice President at Attributor, managing their global sales efforts. Attributor is a solution provider for the publishing industry, focusing on piracy solutions and business intelligence. With 100's of thousands of titles from the leading global publishers and authors under management, Attributor combines technology with a workflow following the Digital Millennium Copyrights Act (DMCA) to remove more than 100,000 pirated files per month from over 5,000 file sharing sites and P2P indexes.

After his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle, Christoph has been working with technology companies for the last 12 years, addressing business problems with innovative solutions. In his prior career at Ernst & Young Management Consulting he learned that technology is not the only answer to most problems. It requires the addition of a best practices process with the right resources, a concept Attributor very much follows today to combat piracy and turn consumers into customers.

Christoph Brem
Vice President

Thomas Sehested is the Senior Vice President of Anti-Piracy at MarkMonitor, overseeing the company’s anti-piracy solutions business. His career in Internet anti-piracy spans more than seven years and is notable with his founding of DtecNet in 2004 to effectively combat the growing worldwide problem of Internet piracy. With a 'customer first' focus, Thomas successfully grew DtecNet into a market leading global anti-piracy company, which was acquired by MarkMonitor in 2010. Prior to DtecNet, Thomas managed the Internet division of the Danish Anti-Piracy Group and worked in Business Development at one of Europe's largest Internet Service Providers, Tiscali. Thomas received his Bachelor of International Business from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

Thomas Sehested
VP of Anti-Piracy

Stanley Pierre-Louis is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Content Protection at Viacom Inc. He is responsible for developing strategies to protect digital content, managing major intellectual property litigation and leading other IP-related legal initiatives for Viacom and its brands, which include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Country Music Television, Spike TV, TV Land, LOGO, BET, and Paramount Pictures.

Prior to joining Viacom, Mr. Pierre-Louis served as Co-Chair of the Entertainment and Media Law Group at Kaye Scholer LLP, concentrating on intellectual property counseling and litigation. Mr. Pierre-Louis previously served as Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs at the Recording Industry Association of America, where he led several strategic copyright litigations, including the entertainment industry’s litigations against MP3.com, Napster and Aimster as well as the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case MGM Studios v. Grokster, which resulted in a unanimous decision in favor of the film and music industries. Before joining the RIAA, Mr. Pierre-Louis clerked for Judge David A. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and was an association at Shea & Gardener.

Mr. Pierre-Louis is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Clark University and earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served on the Board of Editors of the University of Chicago Law Review. He currently serves on the several boards and legal committees, including on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education and on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Department of Music.

Stanley Pierre-Louis
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Intellectual Property & Content Protection
Viacom Inc.

Bryan Esparza has over 10 years of security experience in the Media & Entertainment Industry focused on Content Protection. Bryan’s primary expertise is auditing, analysis, and process improvement. Bryan has extensive knowledge of all of the major digital and physical workflows used throughout the entertainment industry. With over 300 audits to date, Bryan has conducted security assessments of most of the major content service providers throughout the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Argentina, Mexico, and other major locations.

Bryan specializes in Content Security and Vendor Management. Bryan has developed a tested and proven content security framework geared to safeguarding assets through all release windows. The program has successfully protected numerous productions from script development through theatrical release and home entertainment release. The program was developed understanding the intricacies of the creative process, garnering executive support, and providing practical solutions to clients. The program focuses on collaboration and process development rather than instruction and policy.

Bryan Esparza
Director of Content Protection
Paramount Pictures

Ian Friedman works with the McGraw-Hill Companies as a Web Security and Anti-Piracy Specialist. In this position, Ian takes the lead for MHHE/Professional in countering copyright infringements. He coordinates efforts with legal and MHHE staff to draft policy, develop new methods of reporting infringement, identifying sources of infringements and then takes action either via takedown notices or in concert with McGraw-Hill legal.

He earned a B.A. from Lafayette, an M.A. from Villanova, and a J.D. with an Entertainment Law concentration from Seton Hall. Before McGraw-Hill, Ian interned for six months at Kaplan, Inc. where he worked on a company-wide anti-piracy program and he has worked with others in identifying copyright infringements, sending DMCA takedown notices, and collecting evidence on torrent trackers.

His wife, Jessica, works for McGraw-Hill’s School Education Group as an Associate Editor.

Ian Friedman, Esq.
Website Security & Anti-Piracy Specialist
McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Sandra Aistars is the Executive Director of the Copyright Alliance, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization of artists, producers and distributors from across the copyright spectrum.

She is also the chairman of the Copyright Alliance Education Foundation, which provides copyright resources for K-12 educators and classrooms. She is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and new media topics at a variety of venues.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Sandra served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Time Warner Inc. In her role at Time Warner Aistars coordinated the company’s intellectual property strategies; served as an expert to the U.S. Congress, the Copyright Office, and various departments and agencies; and represented the company in cross-industry coalitions and technology standards efforts. Aistars has also worked as a lawyer and lobbyist on intellectual property and technology issues at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, and served as the head of public relations and government affairs for a non-profit organization.

Aistars hails from a family of talent, which includes an opera singer, authors and painters. She has provided pro bono legal counsel throughout her career to numerous independent artists and creators including singer-songwriters and non-profit arts organizations.

Sandra Aistars
Executive Director,
Copyright Alliance

Bryan Ellenburg is the Vice President of Content Security & Distribution Technology at Paramount Pictures. He is responsible for worldwide content security and anti-piracy efforts across the entire lifecycle of studio intellectual property. Paramount protects their IP from script to screen and beyond, including through the Home Media Distribution supply chain.

Previously, Mr. Ellenburg served as Vice President of Worldwide Post Productionfor Artisan Entertainment, and the head of Worldwide Technical Operationsfor DreamWorks. Since 1994, he has been involved in the launch of new technologies such as DVD, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Ultra-Violet, as well as various anti-piracy related endeavors.

Mr. Ellenburg currently holds an Executive Board Member position at the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California. He also represents Paramount Pictures on the Pre-THEFT task force at the MPAA, whose mission is to create best practices around the prevention of theatrical and home entertainment film theft.

Bryan Ellenburg
VP of Content Protection Technology
Paramount Pictures

Charlene Flick leads USCIB’s efforts in the areas of intellectual property and competition law and policy. In addition, she handles matters ranging from extraterritoriality to the Hague Convention as well as a myriad of global issues where her legal experience proves invaluable. Ms. Flick also created USCIB’s Amicus Brief Network, developing a mechanism whereby USCIB considers requests to intervene in both foreign and domestic court proceedings that are of international significance and relevant to USCIB’s mission.

Prior to joining USCIB, Ms. Flick served at the U.S. Department of State during the Clinton administration as Special Advisor for Intellectual Property and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs. She represented U.S. industry views in negotiating with foreign governments for stronger intellectual property protection to safeguard American investment overseas. Ms. Flick spearheaded the intellectual property enforcement program at the Department of State, addressing matters ranging from international trademark infringement to Internet piracy.

Ms. Flick began her career at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in the office of the general counsel, where she practiced antitrust, trade regulation and advertising/First Amendment law. She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

Charlene Flick
Director of Intellectual Property and Competition
US Council for International Business

Ric Hirsch joined the Entertainment Software Association in April 2000 as Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property Enforcement to direct ESA’s global enforcement efforts against the piracy of member company game software product.

The ESA is the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. ESA members are the world’s leading publishers of game software.

The ESA’s anti-piracy efforts include an extensive monitoring and enforcement program against online piracy, on-the-ground enforcement programs against game pirates in the United States, Canada, Asia and Latin America, and an education program aimed at teaching elementary school children about intellectual property.

Mr. Hirsch spent much of his early professional career working for the Motion Picture Association (MPA) in a number of different capacities, including as Senior Vice President and Director of the MPA’s worldwide anti-piracy program overseeing enforcement activities against motion picture and video piracy in over sixty countries. In addition to his work for MPA, he spent over three and a half years as a transactional attorney for CBS Cable working on their program services in the US and abroad as well as their sports marketing ventures.

Mr. Hirsch received his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Ric Hirsch
Senior Vice President of IP Enforcement
Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

Roy Kaufman is Legal Director for the Wiley-Blackwell business of John Wiley and Sons, Inc., a global multinational publisher. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York, and currently belongs to numerous industry groups, including the Copyright Committee of the International Association of STM Publishers, with whom he helped to form a well-regarded Enforcement Task Force. Roy is a Member of the Board of Directors of Copyright Clearance Center, where he serves on the Recruiting, International, Academic Advisory, and Rightsholder Committees. Roy is the Editor-in-Chief of Art Law Handbook: From Antiquities to the Internet (Aspen Law & Business 2000), and author of Drafting Print and Online Publishing Agreements (Aspen Law & Business 2002) and Publishing Forms and Contracts (Oxford University Press 2008). He has lectured extensively on the subjects of copyright, enforcement, licensing, new media, artists’ rights, publishing and art law. Prior to joining Wiley, Roy was an associate in the intellectual property and entertainment practice group of the New York office of the law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Roy is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., European Cultural Studies) and Columbia Law School (J.D.), where he served as Executive Notes Editor of the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts.

Roy Kaufman
Legal Director

Marc A. Lorenti is the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in the New York City Office. HSI serves as the primary investigative component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is the second largest investigative agency in the Federal Government. ASAC Lorenti is presently assigned to the HSI El Dorado Task Force overseeing money laundering, financial crimes, intellectual property rights and cyber crime investigations worldwide as well as the High Intensity Financial Crime Area Intelligence Center. The task force is comprised of over 200 personnel from over 40 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

ASAC Lorenti has over 26 years of federal law enforcement experience and is considered a leader in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, Piracy and Counterfeiting investigations. Mr. Lorenti served in many divisions throughout his career to include narcotics, commercial fraud, money laundering and financial crimes.

Mr. Lorenti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Sacred Heart University and has completed graduate studies in business management at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Marc A. Lorenti
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Seth Metsch is the Digital Media Counsel in the Legal & Business Affairs at group and the Sr. Director of Business Development in the digital media group at A+E Networks.

A+E operates A&E Network, Lifetime, the History channel and the Bio channel. Seth works extensively with transactions to distribute television programming via the internet and mobile services, including TV Everywhere efforts.

A+E also operates casual and social games branded with its television properties. Seth's focus includes development and distribution of stand-alone games, Facebook games and mobile apps. Seth worked extensively with the development and implementation of virtual currency on A+E's game properties.

Immediately prior to A+E, Seth was Associate General Counsel at Sirius Satellite Radio. Seth has also worked at Princeton Video Image, LuxuryFinder.com, and Parker Chapin LLP.

Seth is a graduate of Tufts University and of the Fordham University School of Law.

Follow him on Twitter (@SethDMC) or read his blog (ww.SethDMC.com).

Seth Metsch
Digital Media Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs
A+E Networks

John Montgomery is the COO of GroupM Interaction in North America.

John joined Ogilvy in 1989 in South Africa as media director and launched MindShare in that country. In the final three years he spent in South Africa he was Managing Director of the Ogilvy Group in Cape Town, one of the most creative agencies in the Ogilvy Worldwide Network.

In 2001, John moved to Amsterdam as CEO, Ogilvy Group Netherlands.

In 2004 John moved to New York to lead mOne in North America, the Interactive media practice for MindShare and Ogilvy and was subsequently appointed as Global CEO of MindShare Interaction in 2006.

He was appointed as COO of GroupM Interaction for North America in 2008.

As part of his portfolio, John leads GroupM’s policy and data strategy for digital and works closely with industry bodies that help set policy in these areas.

John was recently appointed to head up the 4A’s Privacy committee and represented the advertising industry to the US senate in March 2011.

GroupM Interaction is now a network of more than 750 digital specialists across North America. It serves as the parent company to WPP media agencies including MediaCom, Maxus, MEC and MindShare.

John Montgomery
Group M

Bill Sampson manages all aspects of Cengage Learning’s rights protection and enforcement activities. His responsibilities include the strategic and operational management of Cengage’s anti-piracy activities as well as the development of internal strategies and policies designed to enhance product security.

Bill graduated from John Carroll University with a B.S. in Economics and earned a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Ohio and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

At the industry level, Bill is a member of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) International Copyright Protection Committee, AAP’s Online Piracy Working Group and AAP’s Digital Issues Working Group.

William A. Sampson
Director, Rights Protection & Enforcement
Cengage Learning

Bill Rosenblatt is president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies (www.giantstepsmts.com), a consulting firm whose clients include content providers and digital media technology companies. Bill bridges the gaps between business and technology in the digital media world. He brings content providers expertise in areas such as digital rights management, content management and distribution, cross-media strategy, and content monetization, and he provides technology vendors with market strategy, business development, and product management services.

Bill is author of the book Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology (John Wiley & Sons, 2001) and white papers including The New Content Monetization Opportunities for Publishers: Best Practices, Strategy and Architecture (2010). He publishes the blog Copyright and Technology (copyrightandtechnology.com). He has also served as an expert witness in intellectual property litigation and has testified or consulted to public policy entities in the U.S. and Europe.

Before founding GiantSteps in 2000, Bill was chief technology officer of Fathom, an Internet content and education company backed by Columbia University and other scholarly institutions. He has been a technology and new media executive at McGraw-Hill and Times Mirror Company, and he served as manager of strategic marketing for media and publishing at Sun Microsystems. He was the architect of Moody’s Investors Service’s digital publishing platform in the pre-Internet early 90s.

Bill has a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and executive education from Harvard and University of Southern California business schools.

Bill Rosenblatt
GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

Daniel M. Kummer is Vice President, Litigation & Content Protection at NBCUniversal Media, LLC in New York, where he focuses primarily on content protection, anti-piracy and new technology issues. He works closely with the technology, business development and legal groups at NBCUniversal to develop and implement strategies to protect the company’s intellectual property and commercial interests in the digital arena. He has also represented NBCUniversal’s various business divisions in numerous litigation matters covering a wide range of areas, including libel defense, news access, intellectual property, journalist privilege, commercial disputes and employment. Prior to NBCUniversal, Mr. Kummer practiced law at Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP in New York, worked in refugee camps in Thailand with the U.S. resettlement operation for Indochinese refugees, and served as Law Clerk to the late Hon. Whitman Knapp of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the NYU Law Review, and of Wesleyan University.

Daniel M. Kummer
Vice President, Litigation & Content Protection
NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Jason Calhoun is the Enforcement Manager at Rosetta Stone, where he is in charge of intellectual property protection and enforcement initiatives, including anti-piracy, anti-fraud, copyright and trademark protection and domain enforcement programs. Jason previously served as Web Operations and Release Manager, Software Development Manager, Senior Software Developer and Web Developer at Rosetta Stone. Prior to joining Rosetta Stone in 2003, Jason was a software developer at NASA Langley Research Center twice and International Communications Group. Jason has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science with a concentration in mathematics from James Madison University. Jason has led and built the Rosetta Stone Enforcement Team since its inception, resulting in the completion of hundreds of successful civil settlements and criminal cases involving piracy and counterfeiting. Jason also serves as Co-Chair of the Merchant Risk Council Law Enforcement Committee.

Jason Calhoun
Enforcement Manager
Rosetta Stone

Mary Rasenberger is a partner at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams and Sheppard. She counsels internet, publishing, entertainment, technology, media and fashion companies, and authors and artists, in all areas of copyright and technology, including policy, litigation, infringement analysis, complex licensing transactions, enforcement, and digital rights. She represents clients in copyright infringement cases and Copyright Office rulemakings, and handles all forms of internet, publishing, music and television-related agreements. She is currently revising the Copyright Office's Compendium of Registration Practice and Procedure.

From 2002-2008, Ms. Rasenberger served in the Copyright Office and the Office of Strategic Initiatives of the Library of Congress, including as senior policy adviser on digital policy and copyright initiatives, and as policy advisor to the Register of Copyrights where sheadvised on international and domestic copyright issues, oversaw and participated in legislative initiatives; and participated in bilateral and multilateral treaty negotiations.

From 2008 until 2011 and from 1994-1999, Ms. Rasenberger was counsel to Skadden, Arps specializing in copyright, technology and entertainment. She has worked at other major New York law firms in the area of intellectual property and technology and in-house at a major music label. Ms. Rasenberger is a frequent speaker on copyright law and an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.

Mary Rasenberger
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Rebecca co-heads the Intellectual Property section of the Legal Department of CBS Corporation. She is primarily responsible intellectual property issues that arise with new technology, such as copyright infringement, domain names, use and protection of CBS digital content. One of her favorite topics is “user-generated” or “user-copied” content. Rebecca also heads up the CBS Corporation trademark section. Her group oversees the global trademark portfolio of about 8,000 trademarks for all divisions of CBS Corporation, including CBS Television Network, CBS Television Stations Group, CBS Interactive, CBS Radio, Showtime Networks, CBS Outdoor Advertising, CBS Films and Simon & Schuster Books. Assets of the CBS subsidiaries include Star Trek, the CSI: series, NCIS series, Survivor, America’s Next Top Model, I Love Lucy, The Twilight Zone, and Dexter.

Prior to joining CBS, Rebecca worked in the Viacom Legal Department’s Intellectual Property Section. From 1987 to 2001, Rebecca lived in Australia, and became qualified to practice as a barrister and solicitor in Victoria, Australia and earned an LL.M. in Comparative Law from Monash University in Melbourne. From 1996 to 2001, she was Regional General Counsel for Blockbuster Inc. in Melbourne Australia, where she was responsible for legal matters for the Blockbuster video chains in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Philippines and Taiwan.

Rebecca earned her J.D. from the Rutgers School of Law, and served as Editor-in Chief of the Rutgers Law Journal. She also holds an M.A. in Political Science from the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

Contact: Rebecca.borden@cbs.com

Rebecca Borden
Senior Vice President – Associate General Counsel
CBS Corporation

Sacha Tarrant is the Senior Manager of Digital Rights Enforcement & Research at NBA Properties, Inc. in New York, where he manages on a worldwide basis the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights on digital platforms belonging to the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the National Basketball Association Development League (NBA D-League) and USA Basketball. His specialties include digital copyright and trademark enforcement and internet technology. Mr. Tarrant joined NBA Properties in November 2006. Prior to joining the NBA, Mr. Tarrant managed online enforcement programs at Corbis, Inc. and Electronic Arts, Inc.

Sacha Tarrant
Senior Manager, Digital Rights Research and Enforcement
NBA Properties

Stuart Rosove –Former CEO, BayTSP and now VP, Integration with Irdeto. With more than 18 years of experience in technology management and market development, Rosove was responsible for growth initiatives including strategic partner development and expansion. Rosove lead the acquisition of BayTSP by Irdeto. Prior to joining BayTSP, Rosove was VP, Media & Entertainment at Digimarc where he was responsible for Intellectual Property Licensing, market development and strategic partnership development. In that role, he worked closely with Digimarc Licensees, and various stakeholders in the Digital Media delivery ecosystem to promote the adoption of digital watermarking for managing, protecting and enhancing digital content. Rosove was also responsible for the joint venture between Digimarc and the Nielsen Company which was announced in 2009. Prior to joining Digimarc, Rosove was president and CEO of Activated Content Corp., a leading supplier of digital watermarking solutions to the music industry. Rosove was also CEO of AudioTrack Watermark Solutions and founder and CEO of Sequel Technology Corp. He has held senior management positions at Delrina and QNX Software. Rosove has completed the Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Manitoba in Canada.

Vice President, Integration

David Price is Head of Piracy Intelligence at Envisional, an internet consultancy based in Cambridge in the UK. After post-doctoral work in criminology at Cambridge University, David joined Envisional in 2001 and subsequently established and developed the Piracy Intelligence department at the company. The research, monitoring, enforcement, and analysis provided by the team at Envisional is valued by film and television studios, the recording industry, games developers, software companies, and publishing houses. David is a highly respected analyst and commentator on digital piracy and legitimate content distribution.

Dr. David Price
Head of Piracy Intelligence

Jonathan Matkowsky is the founder and principal of Matkowsky Law. With more than a decade of experience as an IP advisor, Mr. Matkowsky has managed IP deals collectively valued in the millions of dollars and provided strategic IP guidance to some of the world's largest technology firms.

Prior to founding the firm in late 2011, Mr. Matkowsky served as the first-ever corporate and chief IP counsel of global intellectual property for the Fortune 500 leading global developer of destination casino resorts, Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), and was credited with putting systems and processes in place to enable the Company to manage its portfolio of IP assets.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Matkowsky headed up global brand protection as part of Yahoo!’s original global IP asset management team, pioneering technological methods for creating and delivering value from a portfolio of IP assets, and leveraging the portfolio to recover unprecedented monetary damages for the Company. He has spoken as a delegated expert before panels such as the Council of Europe and RSA.

Mr. Matkowsky is both an alumnus of Cornell Law School and most recently graduated from The Stanford Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program and completed Management 512, SANS Security Leadership Essentials for Managers with Knowledge Compression.

Jonathan Matkowsky
Matkowsky Law

Justin Spence is President and co-founder of Publisher Solutions International (PSI). Founded in 2005, PSI uses proprietary pattern recognition software in its’ work with leading STM publishing houses to identify and remediate cases of subscription fraud, piracy, and unauthorized redistribution of intellectual property. In addition to its’ fraud identification program, PSI is also working with more than 20 STM publishers in the creation of an industry-wide standard for vetting the security of IP Addresses that govern site wide access to publisher content.

Prior to creating PSI, Justin served for several years as VP of Sales & Marketing for the American Chemical Society and, prior to that, as Business Director for The New England Journal of Medicine. Justin earned his BA in Economics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Justin Spence
Publisher Solutions International

Ben Karakunnel is Director of Business Intelligence for WB’s anti-piracy group. His main duties include quantifying the consumption and impact of piracy for WB business groups, gaining a better understanding of online consumer behavior as it relates to pirated content and indentifying new opportunities to convert pirate activity to additional sales. Prior to joining WB in 2008, Ben worked at Fox Home Entertainment and the Motion Picture Association. He has a BS in Computer Engineering from Marquette University and a MBA from Pepperdine University

Ben Karakunnel
Business Intelligence Warner Brothers

Deborah Robinson is Vice President, Anti-Piracy at Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. She is responsible for the development and implementation of anti-piracy protocols, creation of enforcement strategies, and oversight of content protection operational workflows. She is also responsible for facilitating anti-piracy employee awareness programs and creating and conducting employeetraining programs.

Prior to joining Viacom, Ms. Robinson was Regional Counsel in the Anti-Piracy Legal Affairs Department for the northeast, central and southern regions of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She was responsible for monitoring and assisting with state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions for the illegal duplication and distribution of sound recordings in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. She also provided training to prosecutors regarding music piracy litigation.

Ms. Robinson completed seven years of service as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a prosecutor, she was responsible for the successful prosecution of hundreds of major felony trials, including several high profile cases. During her last two years of service, she was the assistant chief of the Municipal Court Unit, where she was responsible for supervising 35 attorneys and the litigation of 65,000 cases each year. She was also the chairperson of the Second Year Hiring Committee and a member of the minority hiring and recruitment committee. She facilitated workshops for town watch groups and community organizations and gave motivational and educational speeches at city schools.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Robinson was an associate at the law firm of Crawford and Associates in Philadelphia, practicing personal injury, entertainment and corporate law. She also served as legal counsel to the International Association of African American Music.

Ms. Robinson has shared her expertise as a television legal analyst on several networks, including ESPN, CNN Headline News, and Comcast CN8. She has also written articles for ESPN.com.

She received her J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and holds a B.A. degree in economics from Howard University.

Deborah Robinson Esq.
Vice President of Anti-Piracy
MTV Networks


As Senior Vice President of the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) Content Protection, Internet Department, Suh is responsible for defining and implementing the Association’s worldwide online content protection enforcement strategies and operations. Suh ensures that country-based content protection organizations around the world funded by the MPAA are fully coordinated and committed to the Association’s strategic goals at both the regional and global levels with regard to online piracy. Suh plays a still deeper role in formulating and implementing the Association’s strategy concerning intermediary entities that facilitate online content theft. Suh works with the MPAA’s legal team in formulating and implementing civil litigation strategy. Suh joined the MPAA in 2006 as Deputy Director, U.S. Anti-Piracy. Prior to joining the MPAA, Suh served as a Senior Deputy District Attorney with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office in California. During his career as a prosecutor, he focused on the prosecution of hardcore gang members and outlaw motorcycle gangs.


Bachelors degree in Political Science from Boston University J.D. from the University Of San Diego School Of Law.


The State Bar of California

Kevin Suh
Senior Vice President, Content Protection and Internet
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)