Top 10 SXSW Panels to Check Out or Follow at Home If You Care About Copyright & IP

SXSW LogoCreativity and copyright reign supreme this week in Austin, Texas where over 32,000 creatives from around the world have converged for the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival.

The festival continues to deliver on its goal to “create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas.”

We’ve put together our Top 10 favorite panels to attend or follow at home on Twitter if you want to learn more about cutting-edge copyright issues facing the creative community.

Given our mission here at Kunvay to make the world safe for creativity, we were bowled over by the impressive number of conference sessions addressing copyright and intellectual property – subjects of great importance to creatives everywhere.

Follow our Storify feed to find out what people are saying about copyright and IP at the festival, or use these Twitter hashtags to follow the panel conversations directly.

  1. DIY IP: Protect Yo Self, Don’t Wreck Yo Self     #swsw #diyip
  2. The Artists’ Copyright Conundrum      #swsw #crightcon
  3. Copyright & Disruptive Technologies      #sxsw #copytech
  4. The Copyright Era Meets the Open Source World       #sxsw #fairuse
  5. Publishing in the Indie Era – Making Living if Not a Killing      #sxsw #CLE3
  6. Device/Service Proliferation: Rights Abomination?      #sxsw #copyrtCLE
  7. Protecting Your Copyrights in Digital Media      #sxsw #copyrightx
  8. The Politics of Music, and Future Copyright Battles      #sxsw #CLE5
  9. Democratization of Content, Check. So What’s Next?
  10. Kim Dotcom Speaks! A Skype Panel      #sxsw #SkypeKim


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About the Author: Reggie Solomon is the Founder of Kunvay.  Reggie is on a mission to make the world safe for creativity.  He helps creatives, freelancers and their clients transfer copyright and intellectual property online with documented assurance so you can own your work, and own your future. Reggie holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy with a specialization in Business-Government policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.