XBIZ, FSC Members Attend the Dirty, Sexy Policy Conference

Lila Gray

SANTA BARBARA, Calif — Free Speech Coalition Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas and CEO Diane Duke will attend and speak at the Sexy, Dirty Policy Conference, held by the Carsey-Wolfe Center at UCSB, today through tomorrow.

Stephen Yagielowicz, senior technology editor for XBIZ, will also be present, speaking on the Content and Conduits panel to be held Friday.

"The debate over media policy will profoundly affect the challenges, opportunities and playing field for all digital media companies, including those in the adult entertainment realm," Yagielowicz noted. "By having a seat at the table, I am not only bringing the industry's voice to these discussions, but providing a dose of reality to the discourse as well." 

The conference will bring together prominent scholars, attorneys, activists, regulators and journalists to analyze and discuss current challenges to media policy. Panelists will tackle such topics as content regulation of obscenity and indecency; structural regulation of broadband technologies; and the broader stakes that policy critics share.

Keynote speakers include former Federal Communications Commissioner Nicholas Johnson, who will deliver a keynote speech today. Des Freedman, a professor of media and communication studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, will speak tomorrow.

Professors Constance Penley and Karen Petruska, as well as Associate Professor Jennifer Holt organized the conference.

Conference sponsors include the Department of Communication, the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Department of Feminist Studies, the Rick Rosen Television Studies Fund, the Center for Information Technology and Society, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the College of Letters and Science.

For more info about the event, click here.

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