LL Cool J and Chuck
D. will speak along side music industry executives and technology experts will
appear on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to speak about downloading music and
The panel, titled
The Privacy & Piracy: The Paradox of Illegal File Sharing on Peer-to-Peer
Networks and the Impact of Technology on the Entertainment Industry, will focus
on the impact file sharing has had on the recording industry.
Senator Orrin G.
Hatch, Senator Barbara Boxer, Mitch Bainwol, the Chairman & CEO of the RIAA,
representatives from Kazaa, Altnet, college professors and a woman who is being
sued by the RIAA will all testify.
are recommending more public service announcements explaining why downloading
and file sharing is an issue and that lawsuits targeting consumers cannot stop
Some are suggesting
lowering the price of CD’s, increasing the quality of music and talent that
is released, adding extra songs on releases and other incentives for consumers
to start purchasing CD’s again.