If you’re interested in the legal issues surrounding file-sharing in a post-Grokster world, and will be in Chicago on November 3, be sure to attend the First Annual P2P Litigation Summit scheduled to take place at Northwestern University School of Law. Here’s an announcement from attorney Charles Lee Mudd Jr., one of the event’s primary organizers:

On November 3, 2005, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and I (through my firm Privacy Resolutions P.C.) will co-sponsor the First Annual P2P Litigation Summit in Chicago, Illinois at the Northwestern University School of Law. The daylong conference brings together public and private defense attorneys, clients, investigators, advocates, and academics to discuss the latest developments in peer-to-peer litigation. How do the RIAA and MPAA go about identifying plaintiffs? What are the most effective legal strategies and tactics? Is it better to settle immediately, or fight it out in the courts? How is this impacting the individuals sued? What is the role of ISPs in this quagmire? Should Congress step in and, if so, what legislation is needed? Are there other ways to compensate authors for their works?

A complete agenda and registration information can be found at http://www.p2plitigationsummit.com. Registration is $150.00 per person and $40.00 per person for students.