SXSW Interactive again this year and has posted a great summary of a panel session called “The Future of Darknets”: SXSW to MPAA: STFU. The panel featured a representative of the MPAA, among others. Also check out the links to the MP3 of the session and some video clips. Powazek didn’t just write a summary, though, he added important commentary as well. One quote:
Artists (and I include myself in that word) need to rise up and tell these people to go get stuffed. We can decide when a mashup is perfectly fine with us. We can decide to embrace file traders to build awareness of our work. We don’t need you anymore. You’re just holding us back.