2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Fuck You, Sue Me: Artist Rights, Corporate Theft

Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Four Seasons
San Jacinto
98 San Jacinto Blvd


Companies are stealing your content. They aren't even trying to hide it. Companies know that it can be daunting for independent artists to challenge them over copyright infringement. They're counting on it. It often comes down to a simple calculation: the chances of being caught and sued are slim and the damages available to artist plaintiffs are seldom higher than the cost of the advertising production. Current case law also makes it more difficult for content creators if the company is using their works in advertising. This panel will discuss what happens when a company steals your work and what independent artists can do about it.

Hashtags: #sxsw #fusueme


Ahol Sniffs Glue at SXSW

Ahol Sniffs Glue


Ahol, whose raw yet instantly recognizable street murals evaporate the divide between high and low art, often jumbles disparate themes from mass media, popular culture and marginalized pockets of s...

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Andrew Gerber at SXSW

Andrew Gerber

Copyright/Trademark Atty

KG Law

Andrew focuses the core of his practice on trademark, copyright, and related litigation and dispute resolution. His practice also includes general commercial and contract disputes, entertainment, e...

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Jillian  Mayer at SXSW

Jillian Mayer


Borscht Corp

Jillian Mayer is an artist and director living in South Florida.
Her video works, installations, and media based projects have been exhibited at museums, galleries and film festivals worldwide.

Lucas Leyva at SXSW

Lucas Leyva


Borscht Corp


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