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Jurisdiction II: Global Networks/Local Rules

September 11-12, 2000
San Francisco, CA

Speaker Biographies

Robert H. Kohn

Founder and CEO
EMusic.com, Inc., USA

Robert H. Kohn, a co-founder of EMusic, has been Chairman of the Board and Secretary since January 1998. From October 1996 to December 1997, Mr. Kohn was Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel of Pretty Good Privacy, Inc., a developer and marketer of Internet encryption and security software. From March 1987 to September 1996, he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Secretary, and General Counsel of Borland International, Inc., a software company. Mr. Kohn also served as chief legal counsel for Ashton-Tate Corporation. Prior to Ashton-Tate, he was an attorney at the Beverly Hills law offices of Rudin & Richman, an entertainment law firm whose clients included Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Cher and Warner Brothers Music. He was also Associate Editor of the Entertainment Law Reporter, for which he continues to serve as a member of the Advisory Board. A member of the California Bar Association, Mr. Kohn co-authored Kohn On Music Licensing, a treatise on music industry law for lawyers, music publishers, and songwriters. He graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from California State University at Northridge. Mr. Kohn is also an adjunct professor of law at Monterey College of Law, where he teaches Corporate Law.

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