MEDIA ADVISORY: Digital Watermarking Alliance Hosts Nov. 15 Event in Los Angeles to Focus on Enabling Digital Media Commerce in 2008 and Beyond


The Digital Watermarking Alliance is co-hosting an event with the House Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus (CEIC) to further raise awareness of the commercial benefits of digital watermarking. The symposium, called “Digital Watermarking: Enabling Digital Media Commerce in 2008 and Beyond,” will bring together industry leaders and influencers to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with distributing digital content. At the end of the symposium, interactive demonstrations and exhibits highlighting DWA members’ technologies will be available for viewing.


Featured speakers:

  • Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-CA)
  • Dan Glickman, CEO and Chair, Motion Picture Association of America
  • Reed Stager, Chair, Digital Watermarking Alliance

Industry panel discussion:

  • Moderator: Bill Rosenblatt, DRM Watch
  • Participants: Steve Weinstein, MovieLabs; Joe Cates, NBC Universal; Paul Jessop, RIAA; Mitch Singer, Sony Pictures

DWA panel discussion:

  • Moderator: Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times
  • Participants: Introduction by Jean-Luc Moullet, Thomson; Joe Winograd, Verance; John Utley, Teletrax; Jim Ward, Philips; Graham Oakes, MSI; Rob Schumann, Cinea

Thursday, November 15Th, 2007
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Q&A included)
Catered Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Blossom Room
7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

Please RSVP to Anna Hughes at 202 585 0230 or email

The Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA) is an international alliance of industry leading organizations that deliver valuable digital watermarking technology and solutions to a broad range of customers and markets around the world. Member organizations include AquaMobile, Cinea, Inc., a Dolby company (NYSE:DLB), DataMark Technologies, Digimarc (Nasdaq: DMRC), GCS Research, Gibson, ISAN-IA, Jura, MarkAny, MediaGrid, Media Science International, Philips Electronics, Signum, Teletrax (Nasdaq: MDLK), The Nielsen Company, Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS), Université catholique de Louvain, Verance, Verimatrix, and Widevine Technologies. For more information, please visit