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Music piracy topic of first of three lectures in 2004 Fr. Carter Lecture Series

Loyola announcement - March 10, 2004

(New Orleans)—To commemorate the ninth year of the Father Carter Lecture Series, three lectures will be presented this year. The first will be on Tuesday, March 16 in Nunemaker Hall at 7 p.m. These lectures will examine different aspects of the media. This lecture series honors Loyola University New Orleans’s longest-tenured president, the Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., who served the university for 20 years.

First in this year’s series is a debate about music piracy featuring two internationally-known speakers. Thomas Dolby Robertson, who first became know for his groundbreaking 1980s albums and music videos including “She Blinded Me With Science” will discuss the music industry with John Perry Barlow, known as the lyricist for the jam band, "Grateful Dead.” Robertson is one of the first musicians to see how digital distribution of music could affect the musicians’ economic and artistic futures. Barlow also is known as an expert on the digital economy. The public is invited.

The other two events in the Carter Series this year are Jennifer Pozner, March 31 and Spike Lee, April 15. For more information about the Carter Series, contact Mirya Holman, University Programming Board, 865-2131.