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9:30am

When Copyright Trolls Attack
    Saturday March 10, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am @ Sheraton Austin (Capitol EFGH) (701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    On 2010, the U.S. Copyright Group quietly targeted tens of thousands BitTorrent users for legal action in federal court in Washington DC. The defendants, who started off as unnamed "John Does", were accused of having downloaded independent films such as "Far Cry," "Steam Experiment," and "The Hurt Locker" without authorization. The organization went on to sue thousands of defendants at a time, hoping to extract quick and easy settlements. By the end of the year, U.S. Copyright Group had been joined by similar companies that sued people all over the United States for allegedly downloading porn and for reproducing newspaper articles in blogs. In less than two years, copyright trolls have sued almost 200,000 people.

    Speakers
    Principal & Attorney | Mudd Law Offices | Charles Lee Mudd Jr...

    Activist | Electronic Frontier Foundation

    IP Attorney | Electronic Frontier Foundation


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #CopyTrolls
    Theme Journalism and Online Content
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP11539

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