Who's Ripping Me Off Now? - SXSW Music 2013 by SXSW published on 2013/05/07 16:38:35 +0000 In June 2012, a blog post by musician David Lowery set off a firestorm. Written to an intern at NPR who admitted to not having paid for the 11,000 tracks in her collection, the post generated more than a million views in just one week and numerous media stories. In its wake, musicians, fans and the industry were all re-evaluating long held beliefs. Who is "the man" today? Can the Internet be both innovative and ethical? Who speaks for the artists? And what obligation does the fan have to his or her favorite artists (if any)?