March 11-20, 2011
Four of EFF's finest are presenters on three different panels at this year's SXSW Interactive!
"The Epic Fail of BitTorrent Indie Film Lawsuits"
EFF Activist Eva Galperin and EFF Staff Attorney Julie Samuels join the discussion about the U.S. Copyright Group's targeting of tens of thousands of BitTorrent users for legal action in Federal Court. Who is the U.S. Copyright Group, how are they suing so many people, and what should you do if you're sued? Should you be worried? Find out!!
When: Tuesday, March 15, 9 a.m.
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD, 500 E. Chavez St., Austin, TX
"Legal Bootcamp: Electronic Privacy Law for Internet Startups"
EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston returns to SXSW to discuss the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), and how it applies to your company. Are you in compliance? What should you do when the government or anyone else requests or demands records about your users? Kevin is joined by a panel of veteran lawyers from privacy organizations as well as representatives from Facebook and Google to give you a basic understanding of ECPA and the coalition effort to update this law to provide better protection for privacy and innovation in the 21st century.
When: Tuesday, March 15, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC, 500 E. Chavez St., Austin, TX
"Big Brother on the Big Screen"
Can the NSA really do that? Um, yes. Join EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn at the movies to take a close look at how government surveillance has caught up with Hollywood flicks. From location tracking to sensor networks, they will discuss what's technologically possible, what's legal and the impact on business and society. Jaunty tin foil hats and popcorn will be provided!
When: Friday, March 21, 2 p.m.
Where: Hilton, Salon F/G, 500 E. 4th St., Austin, TX