Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 of type Solo with liveblog

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Can You Tweet That? Social Media and the Law

    by Dara Quackenbush

    A resident tweets about a moldy apartment; the apartment company sues her for libel. An employee is fired because of a photo on Facebook. A monkey takes a self portrait on a digital camera accidently left in the forest by a photographer. Who owns the copyright – the monkey or the photographer? A month after the court verdict, there are more than 40 Facebook pages entitled F*ck Casey Anthony.

    In today’s digital age, technology is advancing faster than the law. Do old-school laws apply to new-school technology? Don’t we have 1st Amendment rights online or should we be scared about what we post? In this thought-provoking session, we’ll look at legal issues, such as defamation, copyright, the 1st Amendment and hate speech, and how these issues apply to social media. We’ll discuss the definitions of these issues and examine recent court cases around social media and let the audience decide if these cases have merit.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 10th March

    In Capital Ballroom, Omni Downtown

Tuesday 13th March 2012

  • 100 Years of Awesomeness

    by Phil Libin

    Imagine building a company that lives through booms, bubbles and busts; a company that keeps innovating and creating value; a company that’s around in 100 years. It’s not as crazy as you think, but it requires a radical shift in start-up and investment culture. Far from the quick exit, it's all about believing in your vision and focusing on your users. If you do, then your company will last well into the future. In this presentation, Phil Libin will share how Evernote is winning over lifetime trust in a service, while simultaneously building what hopes to be a century old company.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Brazos, Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center