April 14, 2011, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
1800A Rossville Avenue
Our April program will be delivered by Mitch Glazier, Executive Vice President, Government and Industry Relations Recording Industry Association of America. He will discuss the intellectual property rights of music in the digital age.
FREE to CTC members; $20 non-CTC members. RSVP deadline is Monday, April 11th.
Mitch Glazier is Executive Vice President, Government and Industry Relations for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Washington D.C.-based trade association that represents hundreds of member record companies responsible for creating, manufacturing and distributing more than 90 percent of all legitimate sound recordings sold in the United States. Glazier serves as the chief advocate for the recorded music industry before policymakers and government officials and is responsible for industry relations, including the Gold and Platinum Sales Award Program.
Glazier, because of his role in policy debates over new media, was named as one of the nation’s “50 most influential men under 37,” by “Details” magazine.
He has been at the forefront of many of the nation’s cutting-edge policy issues, such as copyright law in the digital age, First Amendment-related challenges, royalty streams for record companies and artists, and international copyright agreements.
Before his tenure with RIAA, Glazier served as Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over all intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights and trademarks. In his capacity as Chief Counsel, Glazier served as the chief advisor to the Subcommittee and was responsible for working with Members of Congress to craft legislation and amendments, organize legislative and oversight hearings and markups, and analyze and evaluate legislation referred to the subcommittee.
Glazier also served as law clerk to Judge Wayne R. Andersen, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and practiced law at the Chicago law firm Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg as an associate in commercial litigation.
Glazier holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Policy, cum laude, from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Bars of the State of Illinois and the District of Columbia.