Tag Archives: South by Southwest

Can racial bias and privacy concerns be corrected in face recognition?

Face recognition has its benefits in securing iPhones or, in the case of artificial intelligence company Kairos, its use in helping people with Alzheimer’s identify family members without feeling embarrassed or helping law enforcement identify criminals as founder and CEO Brian Brackeen said of his business’ work at a panel discussion at the Fairmont during … Continue Reading

SXSW legal: where to go, what to do, who to see.

It’s not all fun, games, and schmooze at the year’s most buzzed about event in Austin. Forward-thinking attorneys interested in learning about legal trends, caselaw, and the future of the industry have options—many of them. Since 1998, South by Southwest has been offering continuing legal education and additional legal-related programming, and this year features panels … Continue Reading

Surveillance in a post-Snowden world

It's been nearly two years since Edward Snowden blew the whistle regarding National Security Agency practices and became a household name. While some think of him as a traitor, others have lauded him as a hero. Regardless of your feelings about the guy, there's no question that his revelations changed the way we consider security and surveillance in the 21st century.… Continue Reading

SXSW 2014 legal film roundup

A man who robbed a Houston bank as a teen seeks redemption for his past. A pair of same-sex couples takes their case for legal recognition to the nation's highest court with help from two eminent attorneys. An East Texas landowner and a group of activists try to defy the odds and stop the Keystone XL pipeline. These and other real-life stories found a home on screen as part of the 2014 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, which took place March 7-15 in Austin.… Continue Reading

SXSW legal film spotlight: The Case Against 8

Telling the story of landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases often means poring through personal diaries and legal filings and--if you're not too late--jogging the memories of those who lived it. For Ben Cotner and Ryan White, directors of the new documentary The Case Against 8, it meant turning on a camera and watching events unfold.… Continue Reading

SXSW CLE Wrap-up Part 3: Ethical pitfalls in entertainment law

Ethical dilemmas can arise in all areas of law, but the entertainment field can be fraught with them. If they're not careful, attorneys can run afoul of rules governing the attorney-client relationship, conflicts of interest, attorney compensation, and simultaneous representation, among others, speakers said Friday during a South by Southwest continuing legal education session.… Continue Reading