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Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium

July 26-27, 1999
Montreal, Canada

Speaker Biography

Rights and Public Policy Manager
British Telecom

Janet Henderson is Rights and Public Policy Manager for the Internet and Multimedia Services Division of British Telecom. She studied English and French law at the universities of Birmingham and Limoges and after qualifying as a solicitor in 1992 worked in the media division of a large city law firm. After a secondment as sole in-house lawyer to Time Warner Interactive she joined BT in January 1996 to develop and coordinate the public policy, regulatory and IPR strategy for its Internet & Multimedia Services division, covering a wide range of issues including copyright and content regulation. She is on the Council of ISPA (Internet Service Providers Association) and chairs the ISPA legal forum. She also sits on the Policy Board of the Internet Watch Foundation, the UK self-regulatory body for Internet Content. Most recently she has been heavily involved in the European debate on copyright and liability in the online environment and is currently developing a self-regulatory initiative called RightsWatch.


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