2016 Schedule

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

Creative Thievery = What’s Yours Is Mine

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Four Seasons
San Jacinto
98 San Jacinto Blvd


YouTube, Creative Commons and streaming platforms have all changed the way that art is created and shared. They’ve also made it easier for anybody to claim artistic ownership. We’ve seen examples of this in film with Supercuts. And this was the heart of the heated art debate that resulted from Richard Prince appropriating the Instagram photos of strangers and selling them $100,000. Or in music with Girl Talk’s right to keep profits of his remixes of other artists songs. When artistic ownership, copyright law and digital freedom collide who wins and who loses? Pablo Picasso famously said “Good artists borrow. Great artists steal.”

This session is part of Convergence Programming at SXSW 2016 and open to all Film, Interactive, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders. If this session is scheduled on Monday, March 14 or Tuesday, March 15, then it is also open to all Music badgeholders.

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