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Law School panel to discuss "Making the Most of the Internet Economy"

Stanford Law School will host a panel discussion titled "Making the Most of the Internet Economy" at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in Dinkelspiel Auditorium.

Panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges the Internet presents to established businesses and startups. New entrants, such as Napster and Gnutella, defy established business models and raise significant legal issues by offering innovative products and services. Legal issues also abound as established enterprises employ the Internet as a means of creating new distribution channels and as a tool to reduce costs. This panel will address these business and legal issues, as well as a host of other concerns related to the evolution of the Internet in the modern American economy.

The panel will include John Bryson, chairman, president and CEO, Edison International; Candice Carpenter, co-founder and chairman of the board of directors, The Women's Network; Ivan K. Fong, senior counsel, e-commerce and information technology, General Electric; John E. Place, general counsel, Yahoo! Inc.; and Ann L. Winblad, co-founding partner, Hummer-Winblad. Joseph A. Grundfest, the W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business at the Law School, will moderate the discussion.

Seating for the event will begin at 8:30 a.m.


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