Lessig to Address GIGSE
River City Group, organizer of the Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo (GIGSE) to be held May 16-18 at the Palais de Congres in Montreal, is pleased to announce that Professor Lawrence Lessig will provide the keynote address at this year's event. Lessig is one of the world's foremost experts on intellectual property in the age of digital communication and the founder of Stanford's Center for Internet and Society and the authority on "cyberlaw" -- the evolving law of the Internet. He has written several books, including "Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology" and "the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity (April 2004)." In his two previous books, "Code" and "The Future of Ideas," Lessig concentrates on the destruction of much of the original promise of the Internet. Blending knowledge, insight and eloquence, these books are profoundly important guides to the care and feeding of innovation, intellectual property, free speech and privacy. They are not just for lawyers, but for anyone concerned with the survival of democratic values in the Information Age.
Lawrence Lessig is a unique force in the deliberations that will define the character of innovation and discourse in our future.
His keynote address will focus on the unique issues the industry faces. In this lecture, titled How Regulation Will Happen: The Leviathan Is Coming - The Only Question Now is How, Professor Lessig will draw from a range of work in legal theory and technical design to draw the map of his approach, and map how those who depend upon liberty for their livelihood (namely, you) can survive in the perfectly regulated world that will be.
River City Group CEO Sue Schneider, said, "We've been following the work of Professor Lessig for years now and are pleased to have him as the keynote speaker. This will allow our attendees to be exposed to his ground-breaking ideas and have the debate at this conference to be stimulated by his insights."
Expected to be the largest event ever for the interactive gambling industry, GIGSE will attract close to 2,000 individuals from 45 countries. Headlined by this year's Platinum Sponsor, WireCard, over 120 companies will be exhibiting or sponsoring activities at the tradeshow.