Other Task Forces  
Internet Media
Internet Media Rights
The Task Force on Internet Media Rights (IMRs) will explore copyright and trademark issues related to content sharing and deep linking, and will maintain the lists of available content.

Objective: to develop a standard for digital and internet rights, and to articulate support for the protection of content ownership in the web broadcast environment.

Jane Curtis*
Fleetwood, NY
Bandwidth Access
Internet and
Wireless and
Global Commerce
Capital Growth
Advertising and
Bandwidth Access  
The Task Force on Bandwidth Access will support ‘last mile’ equal access, as well as wireless and other solutions.

Objective: to impact the cost of bandwidth for members, including the possibility of cooperative buying, to influence new paradigms for bandwidth pricing, and to speed the availability of fast bandwidth access to every doorstep.

Dave Burstein*
Editor DSL Prime NYC
Streaming Media
    Internet and Civilization  
    The Task Force on the Internet and Civilization will explore ways for streaming media to enhance human interactivity and public and community service, especially among youth.

Objective: to study the impact of the computer and streaming media on interpersonal habits, and to develop programs and programming that features an interactive ‘community’ interface rather than a lone experience.

Paul Siegel*
Siegel & Siegel
Stamford, CT
    Streaming Technology  
      The Task Force on Streaming Technology will provide the organization’s members with important data on advances in the science.

Objective: to provide members with an R&D function, as well as provide members with an important coalition to influence a common player platform, currently controlled by competing forces to the expense of the industry and at an enterprise loss to the end user.

Chip Ruhnke*
President / CTO
    Wireless and Appliances  
      The Task Force on Wireless and Appliances will develop information and relationships designed to assist members in serving the non-PC industry.

Objective: to coalesce members on the front lines providing or syndicating content to the handheld, mobile, automotive and other rapidly developing markets, to assure equal access by all to these features.

Jeffery D. Erb*
President Precision Media
Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Global Commerce  
      The Task Force on Global Commerce will work to enhance revenues and
eCommerce opportunities via regional and worldwide collaborations.

Objective: to stimulate access to all members to the entire global community by sharing some of the costs to overcome the barriers to entry, and to share information about cultural and political environments associated with the world wide web and streaming media.

James W. Ottaway*
Managing Director
Vidastream GmbH
Koln, Germany

      The Task Force on Education will seek to influence and guide editorial coverage on the industry, assist in the organzation’s newsletter, website and networking, as well as to arrange trade shows, pavilions, roundtables, events etc.

Objective: to advance the industry within the media and provide opportunities for all members to join in marketing and promotional alliances.

Jennie Bourne*
Digital Storytelling
    Capital Growth  
      The Task Force on Capital Growth will study the market, develop financial resources and capital sources, and prepare reports which assist in identifying the growth of the industry.

Objective: to spur access to investment capital for members.

Alan Stone*
Managing Director
Wall Street Research
Los Angeles, CA
    Advertising and Sponsorships  
      The Task Force on Advertising will work with advertisers and their agencies to create
new paradigms and convergence strategies to attract ad dollars into members’ sites
and webcast streams.

Objective: to create in-stream advertising and sponsorship rates and data, to
standardize CPM criteria for different levels of streaming delivery, and to develop
standards for audience measurement.

Ed St. James*
TheBroadcastWeb.com Network (IINN.OB)
Bar Harbor,ME
    Streaming Media Foundation  

The Streaming Media Foundation will be established to provide support for education
and programs to advance streaming media as a profession and science.

Objective: to create a charitable adjunct to the Alliance to support the archivals of
pioneering streaming media, develop alliances with art and other institutions, and to
create scholarships to challenge individuals to adopt streaming media as a profession
or career.
Arvind Jauhar


David Baumann*
President & CEO
Investor Broadcast Network
Philadephia, PA



Other Chapters of the Streaming Media Alliance
Chicago SMA Chicago SMA


Other Organizations of Professional Interest
NYNMA New York New Media Association  
  The NYNMA Streaming Media SIG has been established to serve the interests of professionals associated with all aspects of convergence, broadband and streaming.


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