2016 Schedule

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

Copyright Reform and Other Underwhelming Developments

Friday, March 18
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9BC
531 E 4th St

Copyright is the fundamental legal building block on which the music industry is built. Technology and consumer habits continue to outstep the ability of copyright law to provide and protect a manageable framework from which to engage in predictable music business commerce. The courts are providing limited guidance. Congress is slow with its initiatives and content is diminishing in value. Copyright law geeks will review, report, and recommend revisions that may divine the future of copyright for the industry.

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Jacqueline Charlesworth at SXSW

Jacqueline Charlesworth

General Counsel & Assoc Register of Copyrights

United States Copyright Office

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, oversees the legal affairs of the U.S. Copyright Office. As General Counsel, she has primary responsibility for th...

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Robert Lind at SXSW

Robert Lind

Prof of Law & Dir

Biederman Entertainment And Media Law Institute

Robert Lind is a Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California, where he teaches courses in Copyright Law and Entertainment Law. He is the author of several books, includi...

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Tim Matson at SXSW

Tim Matson


Lommen Abdo PA

Tim Matson is a shareholder and member of Lommen Abdo’s Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Corporate Law practice groups. Tim is an experienced and skilled transactional lawyer, l...

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