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Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Big E-Commerce stuff slated for Chicago

Aba_logo_1 The ABA's Cyberspace Law Committee is planning a big meeting at the ABA annual summer bean feed, scheduled for this for August 4-9 in year in Chicago.  The Committee -- a bunch of the nicest and most welcoming folks you're likely to work with -- is always drumming for more members, particularly law school professors and scholars interested in aspects of e-commerce, whether doctrinal, theoretical, or technical.  And they're always happy to let you crash their committee meetings to see if you're interested.

Click on the "read more" link for Chair Vince Polley's invitation and outline of the festivities.   Click here to register.  Tomorrow, July 7, is the last day to submit reservations to ensure you get to attend the semi-legendary Cyberspace Dinner!

             CYBERSPACE LAW COMMITTEE
                         ANNUAL MEETING

Once again this year, developments in law (e.g., the Grokster decision) and technology will make for a full and varied agenda for the Cyberspace Law Committee at the 2005 ABA Annual Meeting.  The Annual Meeting will be held August 4 9 in Chicago.  Cyberspace meetings and programs begin on Friday, August 5.

We will have our traditional Committee dinner on Saturday, August 6th, when we plan to present the third ABA Cyberspace Law Excellence Award (details below).  As always, there are also a myriad of projects that could use more volunteers, as well as opportunities to launch new projects where Committee members share common interests.

                            A. CLE Programs

The Cyberspace Committee will sponsor or co sponsor seven CLE programs in Chicago.  All CLE programs presented by Cyberspace will be held in the Westin Michigan Avenue.  Two of the co-sponsored programs (as noted below) will be held the Drake Hotel.

1. Friday, August 5 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Outsourcing:  Doing It Right the First Time and Every Time
Governor’s Suite, 3rd Floor
Program Chair:  Steven N. Hollman
Presented by the Technology Committee
Co Sponsored by the Cyberspace Law Committee

2. Saturday, August 6 – 8:30 a.m.** – 10:00 a.m.
Committee Forum:  Hot Topics in Cyberspace
Consort Room, 16th Floor
Forum Co Chairs:  Candace M. Jones and John B. Lunseth, II
Presented by the Cyberspace Law Committee

**NOTE:  The Committee Forum will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. (during the time scheduled for the full Committee Meeting in the same location).  The Section Program materials list the official 9:00 a.m. start time.

3. Saturday, August 6 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Information Security and Dealing with Security Breaches
Cotillion Ballroom North & South, 2nd Floor
Program Chair:  Joan P. Warrington
Presented by the Consumer Financial Services Committee
Co Sponsored by the Committee on Banking Law and the Cyberspace Law Committee

4. Saturday, August 6 – 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Data Governance for Company Directors
Wellington Ballroom Two, 2nd Floor
Program Co Chairs:  Roland Trope and Michael Power
Presented by the Cyberspace Law Committee

5. Sunday, August 7 – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Protecting Organizations’ Intellectual Property and Confidential Data in Outsourcing Transactions
The Drake Hotel,
Michigan Room, West Mezzanine
Program Chair:  Patrick J. Whalen
Presented by the Intellectual Property Committee
Co Sponsored by the Cyberspace Law Committee

6. Sunday, August 7 – 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
RickEContracts:  How On Line Consumer Contracts are Treated in Foreign Jurisdictions
Wellington Ballroom Two, 2nd Floor
Program Co Chairs:  John Gregory and Don Clifford
Presented by the Cyberspace Law Committee

7. Monday, August 8 – 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Wonderful – And No Longer Exotic – World of Electronic Payment
The Drake Hotel
Drake Room, Upper Level
Program Chair:  Martin Fingerhut
Presented by the Developments in Business Financing Committee
Co-Sponsored by the Cyberspace Law Committee

                        B. Other Meetings and Items

1. Full Committee Meeting and Hot Topics.  In addition to the CLE programs, a meeting for the full membership of the Committee will be held on Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Consort Room, 16th Floor.  We will end the Committee business segment of the meeting at approximately 8:30 so that we have extra time for the Committee Forum.  The Forum will be an expanded version of our Hot Topics presentations which will cover the “malware,” recent cases affecting e-evidence, e-commerce patents, Internet governance talks at the U.N. and the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Grokster.

2. Leadership Meeting.  A meeting for the leadership of the Committee will be held on Monday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Huron Room (3rd Floor) of the Westin Michigan Avenue.

3. Subcommittee Forum.  The Connectivity, Storage and Computing Infrastructure Subcommittee will hold a Subcommittee Forum during its meeting on Friday, August 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  David Satola, Senior Legal Advisor to the U.N. Working Group on Internet Governance, will give an insider’s report about the work of WGIG to date and its likely recommendations to the U.N. World Summit on Information Society to be held in November 2005.

4. List of Meetings.  Subcommittee, Working Group and Task Force meetings are also planned from Friday afternoon through Monday.  [A complete chronological list of the various meetings is below.]

                           C. Cyberspace Dinner

This year, the Cyberspace Committee dinner will be held Saturday, August 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Dinner is scheduled to allow meeting participants to attend the Business Law Section reception at 6:00 p.m. at the Drake Hotel.  The Committee dinner will be held at Wildfire Restaurant at 159 W. Erie Street.  For more information about Wildfire, visit the restaurant’s Website.

The Committee dinner will also feature (for the third time) presentation of the ABA Cyberspace Law Excellence Award.  The recipient of this year’s Award is Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of EPIC (the Electronic Privacy Information Center).

Our dinner this year is sponsored by Gordon & Glickson, a premier Chicago law firm celebrating 25 years of specialized IT law.  With the generous support of Gordon & Glickson, we are able to offer dinner at a cost of $50 per person (continuing our tradition of the lowest cost, purest-fun of all the Section’s Committee dinners!).  Please join us for a great dinner and some of the best company and conversation conceivable.

It is important that you register for the Committee dinner no later than Thursday, July 7, 2005, You may complete and return to the ABA the reservation form (attached as the last page of this letter) or register online at http://www.abanet.org/annual/2005.  There is no guaranty that tickets will be available on site at the meeting.  If you miss the registration deadline, however, you may be able to purchase tickets on site at the Business Law Section satellite registration desk in the Drake Hotel.

As always, we welcome your participation in the many Subcommittee and Working Group projects.  I’m sure you will find several projects interesting and relevant to your practice.  As you plan your schedule, you may also want to take a few minutes to visit the area of the ABA Website concerning the Annual Meeting at http://www.abanet.org/annual/2005. From there you can download registration forms, hotel information, a complete brochure and meeting schedule for all CLE programs.  If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting and have not yet registered, I urge you to do so soon.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago

Vince Polley
Cyberspace Law Committee Chair
Email Vince

          CYBERSPACE LAW COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND PROGRAM
                           2005 ANNUAL MEETING – CHICAGO
                                      As of June 27, 2005

Except as noted, all CLE programs and Committee/Subcommittee meetings will be held at the Westin Michigan Avenue.

Friday, August 5, 2005

10:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
Program:  Outsourcing:  Doing it Right the First Time and Every Time
Westin Michigan Avenue
Governor’s Suite, 3rd Floor

1:00 p.m. –
2:00 p.m. Working Group on Electronic Evidence
Westin Michigan Avenue
Windsor Room, 2nd Floor

2:00 p.m. –
3:00 p.m. Electronic Payment Systems Working Group
Westin Michigan Avenue
Windsor Room, 2nd Floor

3:00 p.m. -
4:00 p.m. Connectivity, Storage and Computing Infrastructure Subcommittee
Westin Michigan Avenue
Windsor Room, 2nd Floor
**Subcommittee Forum:  Internet Governance

4:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m. International Policy Working Group
Westin Michigan Avenue
Windsor Room, 2nd Floor

Saturday, August 6, 2005

8:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. Cyberspace Law Committee
Westin Michigan Avenue
Consort Room, 16th Floor
**Committee Forum will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. -
10:00 a.m. Committee Forum:  Hot Topics in Cyberspace
Westin Michigan Avenue
Consort Room, 16th Floor

10:00 a.m. –
11:00 a.m. Internet Jurisdiction and Global E Commerce Subcommittee
Westin Michigan Avenue
Consulate Room One, 2nd Floor

10:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
Program:  Information Security and Dealing with Security Breaches
Westin Michigan Avenue
Cotillion Ballroom North & South, 2nd Floor
Presented by the Consumer Financial Services Committee

10:00 a.m. –
11:00 a.m. Transferability of Electronic Financial Assets Joint Working Group
Westin Michigan Avenue
Windsor Room, 2nd Floor

11:00 a.m. –
12:00 p.m. Working Group on Consumer Protection
Westin Michigan Avenue
Michigan Room, 3rd Floor

1:00 p.m. –
2:00 p.m. Electronic Commerce Subcommittee
Westin Michigan Avenue
Michigan Room, 3rd Floor

2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m. Program:  Data Governance for Company Directors
Westin Michigan Avenue
Wellington Ballroom Two, 2nd Floor

Sunday, August 7, 2005

8:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. Intellectual Property Subcommittee
Westin Michigan Avenue
Huron Room, 3rd Floor

8:00 a.m.-
10:00 a.m.
Program:  Protection Organizations’ Intellectual Property and Confidential Data in Outsourcing Transactions
The Drake Hotel
Michigan Room, West Mezzanine

8:00 a.m. –
10:00 a.m. Joint Privacy Task Force
Westin Michigan Avenue
Wellington Ballroom One, 2nd Floor

9:00 a.m. –
10:00 a.m. Programs and Publications
Westin Michigan Avenue
Consort Room, 16th Floor

1:00 p.m. –
2:00 p.m. Electronic Financial Services Subcommittee
Westin Michigan Avenue
Michigan Room, 3rd Floor

1:30 p.m. –
2:30 p.m. Privacy, Security & Data Management Subcommittee (formerly, the Task Force on Cyberspace and Privacy)
Westin Michigan Avenue
Ontario Room, 3rd Floor

2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m. Program:  RiskEContracts:  How On Line Consumer Contracts are Treated in Foreign Jurisdictions
Westin Michigan Avenue
Wellington Ballroom Two, 2nd Floor

4:30 p.m. –
5:30 p.m. Electronic Contracting Practices Joint Working Group
Westin Michigan Avenue
Windsor Room, 2nd Floor

Monday, August 8, 2005

8:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. Internet Law Subcommittee
Westin Michigan Avenue
Consulate Room One, 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. Model Trading Partner Agreements Joint Working Group
Westin Michigan Avenue
Ontario Room, 3rd Floor

9:00 a.m. –
10:00 a.m. Malware Working Group (formerly, the SPAM and Unsolicited Electronic Marketing Working Group)
Westin Michigan Avenue
Consulate Room One, 2nd Floor

10:00 a.m. –
11:00 a.m. Corporate Aspects of Information Technology
Westin Michigan Avenue
Regent Room One, 3rd Floor

1:00 p.m. –
2:00 p.m. Task Force on Safeselling Project
Westin Michigan Avenue
Consulate Room One, 2nd Floor

2:00 p.m. –
3:00 p.m. Meeting of Subcommittee and Working Group Chairs and Administrative
Westin Michigan Avenue
Huron Room, 3rd Floor

2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m. Program:  The Wonderful – And No Longer Exotic – World of Electronic Payment
The Drake Hotel
Drake Room, Upper Level
Presented by the Developments in Business Financing Committee

American Bar Association ? Section of Business Law
Cyberspace Committee Dinner

Wildfire Restaurant
159 W. Erie Street
Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 6, 2005
7:30PM

DINNER RESERVATION FORM
Name:   Firm:
Address:
City:   State:   Zip:
Business Telephone:   Fax:
Accompanied by:
Are special arrangements needed for the physically challenged?

DINNER FEE

a)

METHOD OF PAYMENT
   Enclosed check (made payable to the American Bar Association)
   MasterCard   Visa   American Express
Card #:     Exp. Date:      
  Signature:         

Please return this registration form and your payment no later than July 7, 2005; 5:00PM Central Standard Time to: 
ABA/ITS Group Chicago 2005
108 Wilmot Road
P.O. Box 825
Deerfield, IL 60015-0825
800-521-6017 (Fax)
www.abanet.org/annual/2005

For questions, call  (312) 988-5564
(Faxed reservations must include credit card payment)

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds on ticketed events will be granted only if the request is received in writing prior to Wednesday, August 3rd. No refunds will be granted after that date.  To request a refund, please contact ITS at (800) 421-0450 or via email here.  Please note that you must be registered for the ABA Annual Meeting in order to purchase tickets for this Committee Dinner.

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