Are Internet Consumers Killing Online Creativity?

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

The Internet is increasingly portrayed as an instrument of consumer power, giving them enormous rights in terms of accessing content, mostly for free, often illegally. But have we inadvertently created a "cult of the consumer" in which the rights of a professional creative class have been disregarded? If the Internet is to mature as a viable media platform for paid content, do we need to calibrate our values and assumptions so that the rights of professional creators are held in as much regard as the rights of consumers?

LEVEL: Intermediate

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Andrew Keen

The Anti Christ of Silicon Valley bio from Twitter

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  • Jason Hartsell
  • Andrew Keen
  • Bruno Alves Mendonça
  • Clementine Gallot
  • cindy vermeulen
  • Dan Weingrod
  • Charles Klein
  • Rafael Grostein
  • Rory ︻╦╤─
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  • Jeffrey Zeldman

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Salon K, Hilton Austin Downtown

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  • Digital Vertigo
  • The Cult of the Amateur

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