MPAA Faces Hostile Audience at SXSW
“One of the most interesting panels at SXSW Interactive 2006 was The Future of Darknets, moderated by JD Lasica. In fact, we never actually got to hear much about DarkNets, much to my disappointment, because the panel was hijacked the moment one panelist said, ‘Hello, my name is Kori Bernards, and I’m from the Motion Picture Association of America.’
“What followed was an hour-long firing squad as one audience member after another directed angry questions her way. The feeling of pent-up frustrations with the movie biz was palpable, especially as her claims of flexibility and excitement within the MPAA to find ‘creative new solutions’ to the problems raised by the audience rang more and more hollow, the more times she repeated them.
“A couple times I almost felt sorry for her.”
Powazek. SXSW to MPAA: STFU. March 15, 2006.
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