March 7th, 2007 by Kaitlin Thaney

For those attending this year’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas …

John Wilbanks (Executive Director, Science Commons) will be moderating a panel as part of this year’s SXSW Interactive. The session, entitled “Web 2.0 and Semantic Web: The Impact on Scientific Publishing”, is scheduled for March 10 from 5-6 p.m.

This session will look at the social and legal implications of the concepts of “Web 2.0” and “Semantic Web” as they impact science, scientific publishing, and scientific knowledge. Panelists include Melissa Hagemann (Program Manager, Open Access Project, Open Society Institute), Timo Hannay (Head of Web Publishing, Nature Publishing Group), Matt Cockerill (Publisher, BioMed Central) and Amit Kapoor (PLoS One/ Topaz).

Can’t get enough of Creative Commons? You’re in luck. Here’s a round-up of other CC events, panels and parties.

Monday, March 12

“Open Content, Remix Culture and the Sharing Economy: Rights, Ownership, and Getting Paid” – 5-6 p.m.
… moderated by Eric Steuer (Creative Director, Creative Commons)

GOOD Magazine SXSW Party (CC Fundraiser)

Tuesday, March 13

“Open Knowledge vs. Controlled Knowledge” – 10-11 a.m.

… moderated by Francesca Rodriquez (COO, Creative Commons)

Wednesday, March 14

“Creative Commons, An Introduction” – 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Jon Phillips (Community Developer, Creative Commons) will be giving a free introduction to CC at the Austin History Center, in affiliation with EFF-Austin. For more information or to RSVP: (see also, Jon’s CC post, previously on

Saturday, March 17

Tigerbeat6 Records SXSW Showcase

For a full list of this year’s Interactive Panels, visit SXSW’s Interactive page. Or check out the Film and Music sections.

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