The Epic Fail of BitTorrent Indie Film Lawsuits

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

The U.S. Copyright Group has quietly targeted tens of thousands BitTorrent users for legal action in federal court in Washington DC. The defendants, all Does, are accused of having downloaded independent films such as "Far Cry," "Steam Experiment," and "The Hurt Locker" without authorization.

What is the U.S. Copyright Group? How are they suing so many people? What should you do if you're sued? If you're a movie fan, should you be worried? If you're the producer of an independent film, should you be suing your fans?

We're going to find out.

LEVEL: Beginner

About the speakers

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Julie Samuels

Staff Attorney, @EFF. Fan of music, politics, technology, and protecting your civil liberties. Tweets are my own. bio from Twitter

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Eva Galperin

Activist at @EFF /Circus and civil liberties /My tweets are my own bio from Twitter

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Charles Mudd

Principal at Mudd Law Offices (http://muddlaw.pro) focusing on defamation, Internet, IP, litigation, privacy, and startups; Co-Host @onstartupradio bio from Twitter

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7 attendees

  • Katie Sunstrom
  • blanu
  • Charles Lee Mudd Jr.
  • Eva
  • Julie Samuels
  • Danny O'B
  • Jeffery Bennett

6 trackers

  • Keith Chu
  • David Cairns
  • Dr. Keely Kolmes
  • finn
  • Mark
  • Phoebe Connelly

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Room 18ABCD, Austin Convention Center

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