Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Face the Music: Panel Discussion on digital media downloading

Today (March 25th), the Do It Legally campaign will ask University of Georgia students to rethink their remixes at Face the Music: A Panel Discussion on Digital Media Downloading as part of a weeklong campaign to reduce illegal downloading on campus. The panel will consist of guests from the university administration and faculty, the student body and the music industry. Panelists will address the issues surrounding the illegal downloading of music, movies and television shows and provide information about legal downloading alternatives. For more information about this campaign, please visit www.uga.edu/doitlegally.

What: Face the Music: A panel discussion on digital media downloading
When: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Student Learning Center Room 248 on the UGA campus
Hosted By: Do It Legally Campaign
Sponsored By: UGA Committee on Digital Media Downloading and the UGA Music Business Program
All media outlets are invited to attend the panel. No RSVP is necessary.

About the panelists:
· Nelson Wells: Co-founder of Team Clermont, a music industry Public Relations firm
· Mike Dekle: Singer and songwriter whose songs have been recorded by some of country music’s greatest artists
· Matt Winston: Assistant to the President at the University of Georgia
· Matthew Grayson: Senior Reporter at the Red and Black
· Chris Utah: Director of Subscriber Acquisitions for Ruckus
· Dr. Bill Lee: Professor in the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
· Imaad Rasheid: UGA student who faced repercussions for illegally downloading