FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00765

Submission Number:
539814-00765
Commenter:
Kenneth Norton
Organization:
The Catchpole Corporation
State:
MA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

As an introduction my company manages the speaking program for several business units if the Microsoft Corporation. On their behalf we would like to notify you that a Microsoft representative would like the opportunity to speak at your forthcoming Federal Trade Commission Digital Rights Management Forum. The speaker can address how, in today’s world, with globalization driving unprecedented communication and collaboration, the complex task of getting multiple technologies to smoothly work together is increasingly critical. Many are asking for more when it comes to interoperability – this ability to seamlessly connect people, data, and diverse IT systems. The speaker will discuss a commitment to be more open in engineering and intellectual property, and with industry, standards, and policy bodies. This is helping increase competition and choice, and it is driving advances in real-world interoperability across open source, and various other environments. As a result, people can take better advantage of strengths such as ease of use, familiarity, cost-effectiveness – within complex IT environments that involve many vendors and standards, while gaining even more flexibility to use the best tools for any job.